Thursday, June 18, 2015

How To Start Your Own Goji Berry Plant From a Cutting - Super Easy!

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for photo 2014-10-07_zpsd1hykecf.jpg

How To Start Your Own Goji Berry Plant From a Cutting

Goji berries have been in the news lately because of their "superfood" qualities.  They are packed with antioxidants and are said to help improve our vision, mood, immune system and so much more (again, I'm NOT a doctor - see my disclaimer at the end of this post).  These berries are also a good source of fiber & protein.

Starting a plant from a cutting:
- cut a 6 to 8 inch branch from an established Goji plant
- take off the bottom few leaves so that there is about one to two inches of bare branch (this bare part will be in the water - see picture below)

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- place your cuttings in non chlorinated water (in a glass jar) & place on a window sill or in the sun
- after about 2 weeks you will notice roots (see picture above)

You can plant these rooted cuttings in one of 2 ways:
1.  The first time I did this I was worried that it would not work so I planted the rooted cutting into a ceramic pot with rich organic potting soil for two months before planting directly in the garden.  Then after it has strengthened in the pot you would transplant it directly outside into your garden.
2.  Now I just skip that ceramic pot step & they are perfectly fine - I take the rooted cutting & plant them directly in the garden (and water of course).

In the picture below on the left is the rooted cutting ready for planting.  In the picture in the middle I have just planted the rooted "tenderling".  The picture on the right is a one year old plant that I started this exact way by just planting directly into the garden.
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  1. This is just lovely and your pictures are clear and beautiful. I was introduced to goji berries as a candy overseas a few years ago and have been hooked ever since. A plant has been on my wishlist every year but they are so expensive. Your information gives me the confidence to know that I can grow one and then nurture it into multiplying. This will pay for itself in the end.
    Thank you so much for this.

  2. Great tutorial! I have never had Goji berries...I'll have to see if my local nursery carries these!

    Thanks for sharing your post with Green Thumb Thursday. I hope you'll join us again this week!


  3. Love the blog, it has amazing info and love if you stop by Fabulous Friday to share your posts, I party every two weeks, so it be great if you have a few minutes! Here is the link, Thanks Maria

  4. I always learn so much from you. Pinned and tweeted! Thanks for being a part of our party. I hope to see you, Monday at 7 pm. Lou Lou Girls

  5. Thanks so much for showing how you started this wonderful plant, pictures and all! I love to get the step by step directions to learn how it's done. I'm so glad you linked up at Together on Tuesdays :)


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