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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 18, 2014

Q. Scale on Blueberry, Goji Berry, and Hydrangeas

I was wondering how to get rid of scale that causes the black sooty stuff on leaves of several of my plants? It’s weird because the scale is not visible to me at all, but I searched the internet and identified what was happening to my plant leaves as what a certain type of scale causes when infesting a plant. I don’t use pesticides of any kind, so I was wondering if there is something that kills this type of scale ‘naturally’?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 18, 2014
Certified Expert
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Try neem oil. It is effective in treating both the scale problem and sooty mold issue. It is also perfectly safe to use. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/problems/pests/neem-oil-uses.htm

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Asked by
smooch40 on
August 28, 2014

Q. How do I get rid of powdery mildew on my goji berry tree?

I would like to use an organic fungicide if possible. The top of every leaf is covered, and once new shoots come through, they get covered too. It’s a young plant. I planted it out this spring. Getting a lot of flowers but no fruit. I believe this is because of the powdery mildew. I would be grateful for any suggestions/information.

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
August 29, 2014
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Powdery mildew is a common problem, but fortunately also treatable. This article will point you in the right direction: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/problems/pests/neem-oil-uses.htm
All plants have their own defense mechanisms, so your number one goal as a gardener is to provide what your plants need to be as strong as possible, so that they can ward off things like powdery mildew. Perhaps there's some information in this article that you can use toward that end: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/goji-berry/growing-goji-berry-shrubs.htm

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Asked by
GeoffW on
October 12, 2014

Q. Will my Goji berry plant survive powdery mildew

My Goji berry planted in April 2014 has grown profusely, 10 ft tall, but has developed mildew and the leaves have dropped off half way up. Does any one know if it will survive, and how to stop it in future?

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
October 13, 2014
A.

It should survive if you can get rid of the powdery mildew. This article will help you with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/powdery-mildew-homemade-and-organic-remedies.htm
In the future, if the p.m. returns, treat right away before it starts to kill leaves.

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Asked by
BIGEEE on
March 7, 2015

Q. How to prune bareroot goji berry when planting

I understand that for other bareroot berry plant, such as blackberry and blueberry, it is necessary to only leave about two buds above the root node. What is the proper pruning for goji berries when initially planting? Thank you.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 7, 2015
Certified Expert
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I would not trim any roots on your Goji Berry bare roots.

Here is an excellent article to get you started!

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/goji-berry/growing-goji-berry-shrubs.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 11, 2015

Q. growing goji berry plants

I live about 2,000 feet elevation. We get 3-4 feet of snow each winter. Summers are mild and somewhat short. Somewhat dry in summer. Will goji berry plants grow here? What type of soil is needed? Thanks.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 12, 2015
Certified Expert
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Goji Berry will grow in Zone 5 thru 9
Here is a link with more information.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/goji-berry/growing-goji-berry-shrubs.htm

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Asked by
rch2728 on
June 30, 2016

Q. Goji Berries

When to transplant Goji Berries coming up from roots of parent plant like raspberries?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 2, 2016
Certified Expert
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They are know to send up plants from runners, though it is recommended to start new plants from cuttings.

Here is a link with more information.

https://www.ehow.com/how_7299410_propagate-goji-berry-plants-cuttings.html

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 6, 2017

Q. goji berries

Is there anything approved to treat anthracnose on goji berry plants?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 6, 2017
Certified Expert
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The best treatment and safe treatment is in the prevention and management of the disease.

Here are some links with more information.

https://extension.psu.edu/plants/tree-fruit/news/2014/goji-berry-culture
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/anthracnose-disease.htm
http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7420.html

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