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Old 09-01-2013, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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Ginseng Hunting Starts Today!

Anybody go out "hunting sang" today? I was able to locate some.







I collect the seeds and spread them out in the same area. The couple of patches I found are all clustered together.
I only found about 6 or 7 harvestable roots but I'm sure there are more around.




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Old 09-02-2013, 12:50 AM
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nice, healthy looking plants. maybe get out next weekend. the lady I go with hurt her leg and couldn't go. I go just for the sport of it and to get out. she digs a little and donates the money to the local church. we've been going to spots I dug 30 years ago and haven't been to since then and hit some of her favorite spots. makes for a fun day in the woods.
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:56 AM
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did well Saturday. got 27 nice roots in the 30-40 year old range. there was a lot there that we left. hope to get out once more while the berries are on.
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Old 09-10-2013, 01:20 AM Thread Starter
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Nice job blackpowder! most of the roots that look harvestable are only around 12 to 16 years old. There were a lot of sangers around here at one time and those old fellas used to hit the plants hard. Most of those guys are gone or just too old to get out anymore and I've been doing my part to get the seed spread out to get a decent amount out there for future generations.

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Sweet pics. I mailny harvest morels, but when i worked in Greene and Washington County we used to take pics of the ginseng wef ound, never picked it tho cuz it was usually just a lonely plant or two.
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Nice pictures. How tall does the plant get? I've looked but never found any.

I'm so far behind I think I'm in first place.
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Nice pictures. How tall does the plant get? I've looked but never found any.
A good 4 or 5-pronger could be knee-high or so. But most is about a foot or so.

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Old 09-25-2013, 11:56 AM
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Wow. I didnt know what it looke dlike. I saw a pile of that stuff just this weekend touching up some deer stands. In fcat, on my property, there is a lot of that, I always thought it was just some weeds that grow in the woods. What is this stuff worth?
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There are 100's of those plants in a bottom I hunt. Look just like it. Ate their other plants that resemble it. Mine are in a wet area. Not a swamp but always moist.
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:31 AM
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there are MANY plants that resemble it...even many plants with red berries...


ive read sang is one of the first plants to yellow in the woods...ive found that to be false so far (my first time ever looking for it) i found 2 patches so far here in Michigan..yesterday i found the 2nd patch...STEEP north facing slopes...hardwood forest...little to no light getting through the canopy..well drained soils..

i am FAR from a pro...

i dont know the tricks or what to actually look for...i would likely have NEVER found the 2 patches i did but i had maps...the maps atleast got me to the right hillsides...now i know what i know and am learning what it looks like..how it grows etc..


im interested in seeing if i can find any at home where i can actually dig it...might be too late not sure..will be home in a week or so...here in northern Michigan the patch i found yesterday was still green and still had its red berries...

most all the other stuff is yellowing which made it stand out actually...
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