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    Goji or Wolf Berries.

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      Goji or Wolf Berries.

      Anybody growing these? I am growing one in a tub and have no idea what to do with it. It has several straight branches and half a dozen 'vines'. The vines seem to be growing a couple of inches every day and are now about 6' long. My wife is convinced it is a plant from space and one night the vines are going to come through the window and strangle us. There are a few growing guides on the net but I have not been able to find a comprehensive one. For instance should the vines be cut back? Do you support the vines on canes? Which part bears the fruit? What do you feed it with?(surely not little babies)
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      Re: Goji or Wolf Berries.

      Sounds like 'The Little Shop of Horrors' to me

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      Re: Goji or Wolf Berries.

      Are these the berries you have at Ikea with the meatballs?
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      Re: Goji or Wolf Berries.

      We have one as well in the back of the garden in the ground.

      The berries come from the pollenated flowers that formed earlier in the year, the flowers are quite small so it is easy to miss them.

      Any berries that would have been formed this year should be developing and I would have though have been ready sometime in the next couple of weeks,

      If the plant is getting untidy etc, cut the growth back a few inches.

      Next year it may be best to feed the plant with a fruit bush specific plant food, especially if it is in a tub as growing berries needs quite a bit of N, P and K as well as trace minerals which can mean the soik in the tub gets emptied of these nutrients fast.

      One good thing is that it is frost hardy, our bush survived the many weeks of -5 that we had down here and is doing alright during this very long dry spell we're having here.

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      Re: Goji or Wolf Berries.

      Thanks for the input so far guys.

      @Steve
      Most of these are concerned with growing the gojis from seed, there is little about when the plant has grown into a bush.

      @Adrian
      Do the flowers appear on the vines or the branches or both? I don't expect to see any this year as the plant started with bare branches, but I will watch out for them in spring. Do you tie the vines up on canes?

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      Re: Goji or Wolf Berries.

      That's just what I was looking for, thanks Steve.

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      Re: Goji or Wolf Berries.

      we have tied up out bush with canes as we have started a berry hedge on the back fence of our gaden with raspberries, etc and so I am letting it grow out.

      To be honest I didn't see any flowers on our bush this year as my wife is the one who wanted the bush and I am not going near it in case I get blamed if it dies.
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