American Ginseng

Bloodroot Bud

It’s early February and the plants in the ginseng habitat are still buried beneath leaf litter and possibly snow. We’ve had a very mild winter so far this year. I won’t be surprised if I find hungry ticks waiting in ambush today. I’m going out to the mountain to find goldenseal so I can get some root …

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It’s A Good Day to Plant Seeds in Winter

Yesterday I took a break from figuring taxes (yes, I’m still working on taxes) and went outside to enjoy the warm-ish winter’s day and plant seeds. On the seed list today: American ginseng Echinacea purpurea Echinacea tennesseensis Comfrey (officinale) Poppies These plants all need to be seeded while it’s still cool outside so the seeds can …

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Ginseng, strawberries, and Google+ listings

Handy wild strawberry/ginseng comparison graphic Yesterday I posted a handy image for those of you trying to tell the difference between wild strawberry and first year ginseng. I keep forgetting that when I post a new page to this website, post subscribers don’t see it. So here’s the link to it. Please pin this photo …

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Cover and Sample Page

Here’s the cover and sample page for “Forest Companions”, the last book in the “Into the Ginseng Wood” series. Should be at Amazon by the weekend! If you want to catch up on the others, heres a link to the first one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OFAMAS6. They open into full page photos, no double-tapping required! Click on the image …

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Ginseng Root Prices 2014

  Here’s the link to our page on 2017 Ginseng Prices . The 2014 ginseng prices is a discussion and information page for diggers, growers, and dealers/buyers. Prices discussed on this page are from diggers and dealer/buyers- wholesale- NOT retail prices. Click here for more information on buying retail wild American ginseng. Retail prices on …

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Monster Ginseng Roots from Arkansas 2014

Click HERE for 2015 ginseng root pictures 2014 Monster Ginseng Roots These monster ginseng roots from Arkansas were submitted by a digger in the Ozarks. He assured me he’d planted all the berries in the same location and only took a portion of mature plants. They broke the tops from the rest to keep them …

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Can’t Find Ginseng?

“I can’t find ginseng!” If you’ve been getting frustrated because you can’t find ginseng, this post is for you. First of all, remember, it’s only legal to dig ginseng in Arkansas from September 1 – December 1. You’ll have to check the rules for your state if you live elsewhere. There are a few good …

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