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VolunteerK9
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« on: November 01, 2010, 10:45:38 AM »

Has anyone had any experience here on planting ginseng?  I recently obtained some wild ginseng seeds and have them in one of those micro-greenhouse seed starters with a grow light on them. Ive got a good place to transplant them to when/if they ever come up. Most people around here, pull the plant up and then take root and all home with them without any thought to replanting the seeds. Wild 'sang is getting pretty hard to find.
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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2010, 10:34:48 AM »

VolunteerK9, wishing you well with the endeavour.  I have never grown ginseng, but it looks like a lovely plant, be patient, I bet the seeds will germinate and you can plant it.  Have a most wonderful day, with love and great health, Cindi
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2010, 05:06:05 PM »

I know it is next to impossible to grow.  It needs to grow in the shade (like old growth forest) to cover it with a canopy of something.   It takes 4 years to mature (sit back and wait).  It needs to stay dry so plant it in hills to keep the feet dry.  And after you harvest go and find somewhere else to plant it.   It will not grow in the same dirt again.  Ain't that crazy?
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2010, 07:34:11 PM »

I always planted the seed back in the ground when I dug it up. Just about too late to go now with all of the leaves on the ground, got to look for the red berries. Never tried to grow any from seed but have heard that the buyers can tell the difference between home grown and wild and do not pay as much for it.
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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2010, 09:02:52 AM »

I know it is next to impossible to grow.  It needs to grow in the shade (like old growth forest) to cover it with a canopy of something.   It takes 4 years to mature (sit back and wait).  It needs to stay dry so plant it in hills to keep the feet dry.  And after you harvest go and find somewhere else to plant it.   It will not grow in the same dirt again.  Ain't that crazy?

I just have a few seeds to plant now, but entertained the idea of buying some more to plant under normal (wild) conditions to see how they fared. Who knows, maybe by the time my kids are teenagers and hopefully out in the woods instead of chasing girls, they might find some  grin
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