Ginseng

Chris Sawyer css at ioa.com
Wed Jun 26 11:27:35 EDT 2002


Just plant in woods and ignore it. If you spray it at all I understand that can be easily detected. There are pests that wipe out whole colonies making some think they have to spray it and protect it.

Marienne Kreitlow wrote:

> Chris Sawyer wrote"
>
> >Cultivated ginseng fetches a much much lower price and it is prone to
> disease. I would wild craft it on your place if I were you and not get
> into cultivation
>
> Thanks Chris,
>
> Let me ask the dumb question:  By "wild craft", do you mean forage for exisiting plants?  There is a fellow who dabbles in that around here, but I have not as yet actually seen any ginseng on our property.  If you mean plant it out in the woods and leave it alone for seven years or so, that's what I have in mind (I just have to keep that forager out of my woods!)
>
> Jerry Ford
> Hei-Low Farm
> Howard Lake, MN
>
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