Tuesday, November 4, 2014

More about the wonderful goumi berry

I've been asked many times about the goumi berries I grow in my nursery. Though we're sold out for this year, I'll be carrying them again in the spring.

Here's the quick story on why they're a good shrub to grow:

1. They're edible
2. They're rich in antioxidants
3. They're a nitrogen-fixer
4. They're short and tuck in well next to larger trees
5. They're drought-tolerant
6. They're attractive
7. They're basically care-free

Though they don't grow as fast as their cousin the silverthorn, goumi berries grow at a decent rate and are easy to shape however you like.

Here's another post I found by a gal who has plenty of nice photos and a goumi berry syrup recipe.

Plant a few: they sail through our winters and have plenty of reasons why they're worth growing.

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At November 4, 2014 at 10:47 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am an American man, and I have decided to boycott American women. In a nutshell, American women are the most likely to cheat on you, to divorce you, to get fat, to steal half of your money in the divorce courts, don’t know how to cook or clean, don’t want to have children, etc. Therefore, what intelligent man would want to get involved with American women?

American women are generally immature, selfish, extremely arrogant and self-centered, mentally unstable, irresponsible, and highly unchaste. The behavior of most American women is utterly disgusting, to say the least.

This blog is my attempt to explain why I feel American women are inferior to foreign women (non-American women), and why American men should boycott American women, and date/marry only foreign (non-American) women.



At November 4, 2014 at 5:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

^ Apparently we have some issues with males in America too.

At November 4, 2014 at 6:43 PM , Blogger David The Good said...

As long as you grow goumi berries, it's all good.

At November 4, 2014 at 6:43 PM , Blogger David The Good said...

Males AND females who don't grow goumi berries are definitely suspect.

At November 5, 2014 at 6:50 PM , Blogger rycamor said...

My geek brain is looking at the above trying to figure out why Mr. Boycott's post ended up here, and then I saw a pattern. There is a list of attributes to Goumi berries, including

6. They're attractive
7. They're basically care-free

Also there is the word "gal" in your post. Therefore Mr. Boycott or his spam-posting software figured this is a relationship blog, and thereby delivered its fascinating payload.

I will say, though, that full list of attributes perfectly describes my wife, except for "drought-tolerant". She won't put up with any drought from me, even if I am Mr. Right.

At November 5, 2014 at 7:10 PM , Blogger David The Good said...


At November 5, 2014 at 7:12 PM , Blogger David The Good said...

Maybe darker women are also:

2. rich in antioxidants

It works with fruits, vegetables and berries - why not people?

At November 5, 2014 at 9:03 PM , Blogger rycamor said...

Well the main thing I liked about her was #4. There's only room for one tall tree in this house.

At March 16, 2015 at 10:12 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

David, I'm in Texas so a visit to your market stall to buy a plant is out of the question. Any possibility you have seed available?
Pete in Texas

At March 16, 2015 at 12:06 PM , Blogger David The Good said...

No seed; however, they're apparently quite difficult to germinate. I root them in a warm mist house from cuttings. Even then, it takes about 60-90 days for them to root.


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