Wanted - Goji berry plant

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  1. Cosmic

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    I am after a goji berry plant, preferrably close to fruiting stage. I am in Brisbane.
     
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    Re: Wanted - Goji berry plant

    I can't afford to get one from this place.
    Why wouldn't it grow in Brisbane? It's not too far away from that nursery.
     
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    Re: Wanted - Goji berry plant

    Well it might, I was just curious, as its natural habitat is Asian mountains not tropical coastal I think. A nursery growing and selling a plant doesn't guarantee that it will do well in the same area. It might need a microclimate.
     
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    Re: Wanted - Goji berry plant

    grows on the sunshine coast

    try herbalistics or shaman australis for sales of this plant - I;m sure they were a lot cheaper
     
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    Re: Wanted - Goji berry plant

    Tropical coastline? You make it sound like I live on the beach among the coconuts! LOL. No, I am in sub-tropical I think. It will be fine.
     
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    Re: Wanted - Goji berry plant

    don't know, but you may purchase a packet of the berries and extract the seeds?
     
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    Re: Wanted - Goji berry plant

    I am growing seeds from a packet but I don't want to wait years to eat the berries. Looking for something established.
     
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    Re: Wanted - Goji berry plant

    They are in the recent diggers catalogue
    Cathy
     
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    Re: Wanted - Goji berry plant

    Bunnings had Goji plants when I was there last week. I grew some from seed last year and put them in my Aquaponics. Didn't do so well in there, so have planted some seeds again this year and will put in the dirt. I wouldn't think they'd have to be too old to berry.
     
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    Re: Wanted - Goji berry plant

    Care some Goji plants are poisen

    greetings Christine
     
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    Re: Wanted - Goji berry plant

    Hi, I bought two Gogi berry plants from Bunnings a couple of weeks ago (even better, they were reduced to $5 each!) and they're going great guns in South Windsor (and we had 44.7oC last week) which is very humid Western Sydney climate. Maybe Tibet has a really hot and humid season and that's when they grow there?
    Bunnings is usually pretty good with selling plants and seedlings for the climate.
    (notwithstanding the fact they do some evil things like selling old growth rainforest, vast piles of crap noone needs and grabbing too much of the market share)
    I'll let you know how mine get one.
     
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    Re: Wanted - Goji berry plant

    Whilst they are often called "Himalayan Goji Berry" or "Tibetan Goji Berry" it's just not true. You'd half expect them to grow in freezing conditions, yet the truth is quite the opposite. From wikipedia:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfberry

    They are easily the best performer in my garden with the extreme heat. In Cowra we've had a month of hot dry conditions with the temp often hitting 40 recently. I planted a stack of seeds in Oct last year. Whilst everything else has been wilting and struggling the Goji has boomed in full sun. I really stunned by how well they are doing since I planted them. Many plants are appx 3-4 feet already, so I don't see any need to buy pots when they get established so quickly.

    I'm yet to see how quickly they start to grow fruit, or how well they perform in heat when fruit starts to grow, but the results have been very encouraging so far. And I'm really hoping they are fruit fly resistant too, we have a bad problem here.
     
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    Re: Wanted - Goji berry plant

    There were as stack at my local nursery yesterday. :finga:
    Not cheap over $25 from memory. :rolleyes:

    The nursery sells all sorts of things that may or may not grow here. :axe:
    (EG Clematis, is a waste of money and I love Clematis-not the wild Ozzie one but the big, colourful flowered kind. :()
     
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    Re: Wanted - Goji berry plant

    OK, You got me.

    I always check "The half-dead plants" section at Bunnings/nurseries/hardware stores.
    (Amazing the cheap deciduous plants you can buy in winter :twisted: )
    Tonight they had Goji Berries- a whole stack- looking very sick.
    All obviously from the same nursery. A little burnt, and pale green leaves.
    The stems/vine? thin and wispy growth
    I picked up one for $8.
    Now tell me why they are all sick and what do you reckon I can do to save my plant and $8?
    HELP!
    What pH do they need
    What fertilising, trace elements etc?
     
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    Re: Wanted - Goji berry plant

    There's a bit of info here that might help;
    https://www.gojiplantsaustralia.com.au/i ... tips09.pdf

    Some things I'm guessing might be 'wrong' with your Goji;
    The pot may be too small
    The plant dried out
    Not enough sun
    Over and under watering

    Either put it in an oversized pot or directly in the ground. Mulch well, and don't overwater. Not too sure about soil requirements, but I've noticed that they've done well with mushroom compost in pots, and poorly with poor soil that dries out in pots, and very well in the ground in full sun.

    But next time just buy some seeds and you'll have stacks in no time.
     
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    Re: Wanted - Goji berry plant

    I suspect it has been overfed? It was damp enough.
    So if i water it to flush out the fertiliser it will get upset about being over-watered?!!
    All the Goji plants from that W/S nursery looked the same.

    I found a site that has a Goji Berry Newsletter !
    https://www.timpanogosnursery.com/site/9 ... age/416906
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    Mine is sicker than this, few leaves, some burnt/dead at the tips, that usually means a TE deficiency; hence my question about pH

    I also found this on its anti-cancer properties
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1282 ... d_RVDocSum
     
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    Re: Wanted - Goji berry plant

    The plant I purchased was from https://www.glucinasnursery.com in Queensland. :sunny:
    I couldn't find any details on their site. (My net connection is doggey at the moment.) :dark1:
    They seem to be heavily into "Architectural Plants". :prayer:
    I have written to them asking what they might think is the matter with my El cheapo(?) plant. :toimonster:

    Growing info is VEY scase on the web
    Wiki says
    also that there are two types and they probaly never grew in tibet. They are supposed to grow wild in English hedge rows :?: :!: Long time since been to little poommie land no see no Goji berri. :wink:
    aggradational =To fill and raise the level of (the bed of a stream) by deposition of sediment.
    Why is the Yellow River yellow? and don't tell me it is a book by I. P. Daily :axe:
     
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    Re: Wanted - Goji berry plant

    FINALLY stumbled on some decent info courtesy of this great service I just found.
    The net is like a vast forest.
    [​IMG]
    https://www.articlesnatch.com/searchresu ... %20plant/1

    There is an awful lot of marketing BS out there in Cyberland
    https://www.herballove.com/library/herbal/lycium.asp

    [​IMG]
    This is supposed to be Lyceum barbarum. Are they thorns on the stems?
    ON GROWING
    https://www.articlesnatch.com/Article/Gr ... ies/117269

    https://www.articlesnatch.com/Article/Ty ... ies/116597.
    https://www.articlesnatch.com/Article/Go ... ides/32188

    Would dried organic berries have seeds inside?
    [​IMG]
    https://australherbs.com.au/product_info ... cts_id=655

    All Chinese medicine was an attempt at longevity.
    With herbs that help liver, green tea (anti-oxidant & boiled water) and ginseng (circulation & blood pressure) and the Chinese wide ranging diet-- from birds nests to duck feet-- it is obviously working. There are more Chinese on Planet Earth than any other 'race".
     

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