Goji Berries : growing at home

Goji Berries : growing at home
You will need:
  • seeds goji
  • soils
  • container or pot
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is now believed that a shrub native to the Himalayas called goji is one of the most useful plants on earth.There are about forty species of this sprawling shrub, which grows at altitudes up to 3000 meters.Flexible branches covered with goji thin long thorns and leaves are short regular elliptical shape.Goji flowers are located in the axils of the leaves, they are like bells shape and purple color.Goji fruits from mid-summer to late autumn.Its fruits - juicy red berries oblong, sweet, sometimes with a bitter or sour taste.Externally, the dried goji berries resemble very large raisins.The name of the goji berry bush and received the east.It is believed that this shrub belongs to the oldest plants on earth.

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Monks Tibetan monasteries have long been known for their knowledge in the areas of alternative medicine believe goji berry, or as it is called, Tibetan barberry, remedy for all diseases.Thanks to the efforts of people who ha

ve experienced first hand the wonderful effects of this fruit of immortality, goji berries became possible to buy almost any corner of the world.These berries have a unique composition of vitamins and minerals.Like many other gifts east us goji berry came through the west and through its advertising all know about the wonderful properties of this plant.In the west, these berries are already addicted to all the polls, even celebrities such as Madonna, Sting or Kylie Minogue.In China, goji berries are grown huge plantations, but here is the shrub malorasprostranen.

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goji seeds are small, about the size of two mm, and are not covered by a hard shell.Therefore, pre-treatment stage, which is so easy to damage the seeds do not need them.Goji seeds germinate well without scarification and etching.Extracted from the seeds of ripe berries to soak for about two hours of warm water with a drop of "Alpin" or "zircon".Water should be poured into a very small dishes, as when wet, seeds can fall to the bottom and remain without access of oxygen, which is very important at this stage.Dry water also should not be, because the dried seed is no longer germinate under any circumstances.Goji berries, cultivation of which is not associated with greater problems, he loves lit places and in the shadow grow and bear fruit will not.

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germination goji best suited loose pochvosmes homogeneous, well-drained and consisting, for example of two parts loam and one part peat.More preferable is to use a neutral soil.For the germination of seeds goji are sown on the surface of shallow bowls or containers, and sprinkled the ground about two mm.More coverage will take away too much power from the seed hatched, and they can grow weaker.If the seeds are sown directly on the surface, not prisypaya land may suffer from excessive dryness of the tender roots.Goji berries, cultivation and the content of which does not require any special conditions, likes light and heat.After the seeds covered with earth, or the container box must cover film or top glass.

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Seeds goji berries in the process of germination need high humidity without stagnation of water, this is best achieved when it is Covering the box with crops glass or film.Seedlings and seeds goji do not like temperature fluctuations and surges by 10 degrees or more can be fatal to crops.The optimum temperature for seedlings - 23-25 ​​degrees, in compliance with all of these conditions goji germinate within two weeks.It is necessary to exclude the possibility of getting the crops under the drafts from open windows and air vents, and overheating - drying of domestic radiators.For germination goji light is not a prerequisite, the seeds germinate and are in the dark, but emerged seedlings should be well lit, so they are not stretched.

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Bright lighting without direct contact with the scorching sun - the main condition.Upon reaching the seedlings of the first pair of true leaves conduct transplants in individual containers with simultaneous sparring root system.Linger with a transfer should not - young goji their rapid growth deep root system.Grown from the seeds of goji begins to bloom in the second year of life, and on the third-fourth gives fruit.This plant comes from the mountainous region, so that it is tolerant to frost up to 10 degrees in winter.Frost appears from the second year of life in the open field, at the time of the first harvest Goji can tolerate freezing to minus 30 degrees.