How to find ginseng

Quick Tips on Finding Ginseng Habitat

A lot of people want to know how to find ginseng. It does no good to search for it in places that won’t support its growth, and if you want to grow it in such a way that mimics wild ginseng, you’ll need to know where it would ordinarily grow before you plant seeds. It helps to know what kinds of habitat it likes the most. Proper habitat will make the difference between whether you have a crop to begin harvesting in a decade, or not. Here’s a few quick tips:

  1. North-, west- or east-facing slopes with old growth forests and about 80% shade density.
  2. Loamy, moist soil with decomposing leaf litter cover.
  3. Look for the companion plants.

The most reliable indicator of good habitat is the presence of companion plants, also called “indicator” plants.

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