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I grow goji berries, and I'm really good at it because it requires no effort. 
Me and Nicanor did this yesterday.
I missed a few points because the heat and alcohol but I think I got the point across.

 
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Wow, you are the Goji King lol. You’ve motivated me to get my sickly looking Gojis out of their pots & into the ground. Good job.
 
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Thanks for sharing.  Do you eat them raw?  Or do you dehydrate them?
 
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Great video, I think you covered the important stuff. Pretty much an identical scenario here as you, though the patch we have is 25 years old and was grown from wild seed right from china. I've never been able to get any to propagate from cuttings, though I'm trying direct seed this year and hoping for some decent results.

It's hard to tell from my poor resolution, but are those the Thornless variety?

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Just to connect the dots for people interested in growing them, one of the few ways to stop them from going out of control is to make sure you fertilize the surrounding areas somehow. They would love any rototilling and compaction. (they started to grow on the side of our gravel road)

Nathan Marquardt wrote:Do you eat them raw?  Or do you dehydrate them?



I usually have my freezer full, so after I've used some fresh I dehydrate the rest and grind em for use in tea. They tend to have a bitter after-taste when eaten raw, so it's best to mix them with something else - I use them in my oatmeal with serviceberries.
 
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Jarret Hynd wrote: I've never been able to get any to propagate from cuttings, though I'm trying direct seed this year and hoping for some decent results.



Both you and Thomas mentioned poor luck with cuttings.  This is weird.  I rooted a dozen softwood cuttings this summer and they took root faster than cottonwood with no failures.  I used a peat moss/vermiculite mix with a IBA hormone dip.

The problem I have with Goji's is leaf drop from powdery mildew.  I think my mistake was wetting the foliage the few times I watered them.
 
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