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Re: Ginseng?
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2008, 12:04:33 PM »
I've planted LOT of it. Actually made some money. But there is a reason its so valuable - its very difficult to grow it to maturity in the "wild".  The soil in my woods was 1) too fertile making it grow too fast (didn't look "wild" enough) 2) the soil had too much clay content. After about 8 years the root would be down deep enough to where it was too damp and it would develop root rot.  A massive ice storm which stripped my trees to "telephone poles" was the straw the broke me. 

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Re: Ginseng?
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2008, 12:25:40 PM »
I put out quite a bit on my property on the shady side of the hill. All I did was rake the leaves back and sow it pretty much like you would grass seed. Its about 5 years old now. I have dug some but most is still pretty small.
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« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2008, 12:14:10 AM »
I've never paid any attention and wasn't even sure what ginseng looked like.  Last summer I came across a patch of a different looking forest plant that caught my eye and I wondered if it was ginseng.  After reading this thread and looking for some pics I think it maybe.  I'm gonna check next summer.  How does it react to the forest canopy being opened up  ???  I don't want to kill it by cutting the timber before I can dig some of it ;) :)  If it is indeed ginseng.

65-75% shade is about optimal.


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