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Ginseng Time Again!

September 1st kicks off ginseng digging season. I've been out checking out some spots but seems like it'll be a tough find this year.
A few years ago, I planted a couple of seeds under my deck and one hardy one continues to grow and produce seeds year after year.




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Nice!! I just saw an ad in Trapper & Predator Caller about buying Ginseng seeds I thought about buying some and planting some in my garden next year.

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Nice!! I just saw an ad in Trapper & Predator Caller about buying Ginseng seeds I thought about buying some and planting some in my garden next year.
I hope your garden is surrounded by trees Moss. This is a forest plant and does not tolerate much sun. That's why I planted the seeds under the deck, it only sees a little morning sunlight.

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Re: Ginseng Time Again!

I have found quite a few so far this year, i would check them once a week. I had to mark where there are now the deer ate all the leaves off and the seeds were knocked off. I went ahead and planted the seeds but cant wait until Sept.1 I have quite a few spots to check also before then. Good luck

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Nice!! I just saw an ad in Trapper & Predator Caller about buying Ginseng seeds I thought about buying some and planting some in my garden next year.
I hope your garden is surrounded by trees Moss. This is a forest plant and does not tolerate much sun. That's why I planted the seeds under the deck, it only sees a little morning sunlight.
Well then, I guess i'll plant some under my back porch

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Re: Ginseng Time Again!

nice. so in what type of PA forest habitat would these grow natively?

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Re: Ginseng Time Again!

This is my first year trying to find some. Been looking quite a bit...... With zero success.
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nice. so in what type of PA forest habitat would these grow natively?
I tend to find them on hillsides with not so steep a grade and mostly around maple trees. I also find nice ones under wild grapevines as well.

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the ones i have found so far are around oak and poplar trees on flat ground and a little slope hillside but you really have to look hard as the deer seem to love the leaves on them and knock the berries off. like i said earlier i marked the ones i found so far so i can find them again in a few days

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I was hanging my lander stand yesterday and ran across one of these plants. Don't know much about them. What can you tell me? Thanks.
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