This year I do have one of the three starts with new leaf growth and I'm using a combination of eggshells, wood ash, and coffee grounds around the base of all three plants, in hope one or two of the others will also come back. We'll see.
But, slugs ate a lot of my immature annual vegetables soon after we put them out last year too. In the longer term we'd love to get ducks, but for now we're trying eggshells, coffee grounds (which have been effective in another bed so far this spring), wood ash, and probably some garlic oil spray. We are also using apple slices under cardboard as a diversion, but I haven't had any luck with that so far. Last year, I did some beer traps and they only trapped a few slugs. Later this spring, I think we will be getting chickens, but I don't know if we can get them to hunt slugs in the garden as is more possible with ducks.
In any case, in my experience, slugs LOVE goji leaves!
Kris Minto wrote:Hi
I bought the Goji berry in the spring but in the last couple of weeks some of the leaves have started to turn brown. The shrub is in a large plastic container at the moment. Could it be deficient in nitrogen?
i dont think its N
they have a low requirement, often growing in sand.
try magnesium (epsom salts + iron)
the same thing happened to a few of mine when i transplanted them into 3yrds of soil i had bought
that was high in organic material
( it was basically compost, but a lot was woody and not broken down all the way)
it may have been robing nitrogen ?
anyway, it corrected after a couple of months and some epsom + iron.
i dont think its the iron.
i had a guava with the same color leaves (purplish)
i read they do that when they have trouble getting potassium
when it gets cold, the PH changes, and my guavas leaves turn purple.
Goji like alkaline soils
maybe its PH ?
if you have a lot of organic material in the soil
Now i am thinking probably PH...