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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-13-2016, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
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ginseng is up

ginseng is up about 4" tall. spring is here!
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-13-2016, 11:24 PM
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In my area some are close to 10 inches already. found a cluster of around 40 plants on my property only 3.5 acres in a 10 yard radius.

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I am shocked (SHOCKED) that the DEA, NSA, NRO, KGB or YMCA has not as yet brought this stuff under Federal control. What next; steroids in baseball? The mind boggles.

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I planted some seeds under my deck a few years ago and they are growing great! I have a couple of new plants also popping up this year.

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Planted over 200 seeds last fall I'm gonna give them a few more weeks to grow and see if a few decided to pop up this year.
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OK, stupid question..or two. What do you do with it when you "harvest" it and where do you get seeds to plant it?
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OK, stupid question..or two. What do you do with it when you "harvest" it and where do you get seeds to plant it?
First off, PA has a ginseng harvest season that begins September 1st. They require that you plant the seeds around the area where the plants are harvested. I never pick all of the seed bearing plants in one area.

Another option is to buy stratified ginseng seeds on line. You can get quite a few seeds for not that much money. Just remember that it takes a good 6 to 10 years until they reach harvestible size.

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OK, stupid question..or two. What do you do with it when you "harvest" it and where do you get seeds to plant it?
First off, PA has a ginseng harvest season that begins September 1st. They require that you plant the seeds around the area where the plants are harvested. I never pick all of the seed bearing plants in one area.

Another option is to buy stratified ginseng seeds on line. You can get quite a few seeds for not that much money. Just remember that it takes a good 6 to 10 years until they reach harvestible size.
Good information. Now I wish I had known it 6 - 10 years ago.

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Just remember that it takes a good 6 to 10 years until they reach harvestible size.
........... under IDEAL coditions.........soil quality, lighting conditions......

Plant a seed in less than ideal conditions and (IF it ever comes up) it won't be a harvestable size in 15-20 years.

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Just remember that it takes a good 6 to 10 years until they reach harvestible size.
........... under IDEAL coditions.........soil quality, lighting conditions......

Plant a seed in less than ideal conditions and (IF it ever comes up) it won't be a harvestable size in 15-20 years.
Exactly right! The soil has to be slightly acidic, a loamy type soil found around maple stands that will receive approximately 20% to 35% sunlight. Southern or eastern facing slopes are generally preferred but mine ginseng is on a northern slope and doing quite well.

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