Growing Goji Berries: Proper Sunlight and Watering

red goji berries growing on leafy branch in sunlight

Goji berries are very hardy plants that can withstand cold winters and hot summer months. Proper watering techniques and adequate access to sunlight are the only things you need to ensure that a goji plant yields many berries. Follow the tips below and you will be harvesting your own fruit in your backyard in just a few months.

Proper Watering of Goji Berry Plant

The natural habitat of this plant is the Himalayan Mountains, where there is limited access to water. Thus, your goji berries are used to having less water than other types of berries. Consequently, it is important that you do not water your plants too much. Just one watering is enough for a day. Also, mix some amount of sand to the compost soil in which you plant your goji berry seeds. Sand will help drain excess water that can harm your plant.

Plenty of Sunlight

Goji plants produce the most berries when in full sun, so put them in a part of your garden that receives sun all day. Your plant needs at least 8 hours of sunlight daily for it to be healthy and strong.

Artificial Light

If your yard simply does not receive full sun, or during seasons when sunlight is lacking, move your goji plants indoors. Use full-spectrum artificial lighting to support the plant. Remember that if your plant does not get adequate lighting or direct sunlight, its chance of survival and ability to bear fruits will be impaired.