Goji Berry Bushes Growing Guide

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The latest in our series of Growing Guides covers the subject of Goji Berries with advice on planting and maintenance of this very popular fruit. Visit http://www.pomonafruits.co.uk

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of 12 CreationMatters Your company slogan here Contact us 123 Your Company Address City State 123456 Phone: 123-456-7890 | emailaddressyourdomain.com Goji Berry Bushes GROWING GUIDE

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of 12 CreationMatters Your company slogan here Contact us 123 Your Company Address City State 123456 Phone: 123-456-7890 | emailaddressyourdomain.com 2 Planting 1 Goji bushes are perfectly hardy down to -15°C and have been naturalised in Europe for several hundred years. They need a fertile neutral soil to crop well a pH of 6.0-7.5 is ideal in full sun or partial shade. Goji bushes will grow 2.4-3m 8-10ft in height and spread but can be restricted to 0.9-1.2m 3-4ft. Plant your bushes as soon as possible after receipt. Should weather conditions be adverse i.e. if the ground is frozen or too wet to plant then the bushes can be left in their pots in a sheltered spot or if bare rooted should be temporarily heeled in until conditions improve. Dig a hole or shallow trench and cover the roots loosely with sufficient soil or compost so that no roots are exposed to the air. Improve the soil structure by thorough digging before planting and if necessary mix well rotted manure or compost into the top soil but do not make the soil too rich. Soak the roots in water for 1-2 hours. Dig a hole comfortably large enough to take the rootball remove the pot and plant ensuring the top of the rootball is level with the surrounding soil or up to 1cm ½in deeper. Apply rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi directly to the roots before planting - this will help the plant to establish quickly. Firm the soil around the rootball and water-in thoroughly.

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of 12 CreationMatters Your company slogan here Contact us 123 Your Company Address City State 123456 Phone: 123-456-7890 | emailaddressyourdomain.com Maintenance 2 Weeding Mulching Keep the area around your bush free of weeds particularly during its first year. An annual mulch of well rotted compost will greatly improve moisture retention and soil structure and help suppress unwanted weeds. Watering For the first month or so your bush may need watering daily. As it establishes however this can be reduced to a thorough drench once a week and then only in very dry weather.

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of 12 CreationMatters Your company slogan here Contact us 123 Your Company Address City State 123456 Phone: 123-456-7890 | emailaddressyourdomain.com 4 Maintenance 8 Feeding Feed liberally in spring using Fruit Feed. Pests Diseases Goji bushes are generally trouble free. Any chemicals should be used strictly as per the manufacturers instructions. In some areas it may be necessary to net your bush to prevent birds making off with your crop. Pruning To encourage vigorous new growth and help establishment cut all stems back to 10cm 4in above ground at planting time. No regular pruning is necessary. To control the size and shape or your bush cut back at any time during spring or summer.

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of 12 CreationMatters Your company slogan here Contact us 123 Your Company Address City State 123456 Phone: 123-456-7890 | emailaddressyourdomain.com Questions Answers We have lots of detailed blog pieces on site that you might find useful here: http://www.pomonafruits.co.uk/blog/ Any questions you have can be quickly answered by our team of dedicated staff so do not hesitate to get in touch Our Address: Our Telephone Number: Our Email Address: www.facebook.com/PomonaFruits www.twitter.com/PomonaFruits Pomona Fruits Ltd Pomona House 12 Third Avenue Walton-on-Naze Essex CO14 8JU Please note we are not open to the public 01255 440410 infopomonafruits.co.uk Thank You 9

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