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Random Nature Connection – Abundance in Nature

Abundance in Nature The other day as we were out scouting for new springs on the mountain, (springs new to us, not springs new in existence and another form of the abundance in nature out here), I looked at the shrubs around me. The airy, twisty trees looked familiar and my excitement grew as the …

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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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Broomsedge, not Fescue

An Author’s Corrections: It’s Broomsedge, not Fescue When I wrote No Qualms I described the shadeling as having hair that resembled fescue. That’s because I’d always thought the grass I had in mind was fescue. Recently I learned that it is in fact a grass commonly called broomsedge (possibly Andropogon virginicus). It might be a …

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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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