How to Grow:
Goji berry bushes are best planted after your last spring frost or 8 weeks before your first fall frost. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, Android, and Universal Web App.
Goji berries need to be transplanted apart by around 3-5 feet, in the fun sun to part shade. Take care to notice what plants are around the area as well, see the companion plant section below. Water regularly.
Companion planting is a vital part of organic gardening. Companion plants assist in the growth of others by attracting beneficial insects, repelling pests, or providing nutrients, shade, or support. There are also plants that do not like being next to each other. Some plants get too tall and can provide too much shade for your plant. Sometimes certain plants attract the same pests, so it is important to try and separate these. Herbs are especially great companion plants because they help to repel pests from your other plants!
Pests can be one of the most difficult challenges you face in the garden. We strive to grow food without the use of pesticide and luckily there are natural solutions for most of these nasty pests! The pests listed below are common pests for goji berries:
- Japanese Beetles (June Bugs)
- Leaf-footed Bug
- Spider Mites
Goji berries will be ready to harvest within 2-3 years of transplanting. Goji berries will be ready to harvest between July and October. They will be red and will come off easily. Lay a sheet underneath the bush and simply shake the branches gently until all berries fall onto the sheet.
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