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Market / ginseng dry
« Last post by james on October 21, 2017, 09:42:38 PM »
you paying for dry ginseng
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Wild Ginseng / Re: Is this ginseng ? Need help newbie
« Last post by Brad on September 06, 2017, 01:46:26 AM »
No, you cannot upload a picture to the site, but if you can host it someplace...perhaps tinypic.com or something similar you can link it so it will show up.
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Wild Ginseng / Is this ginseng ? Need help newbie
« Last post by bbarber275 on September 04, 2017, 05:54:43 PM »
I was out scouting today and came across this. It really appears to be ginseng, but I have never seen it


Sorry it appears it will not let me upload a picture




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General Ginseng Discussion / Re: ginseng
« Last post by Brad on August 24, 2017, 11:10:30 AM »
James, were I buying this year, I wouldn't start over $400/lb.    There is no indication from my market sources that suggest the market will be any stronger this year than last.  Remember, a commodity is only worth as much as someone is willing to pay for it at any given time.  If I can't sell ginseng I buy for more than I pay for it and make enough to keep my lights on....its not worth what I paid for it.
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General Ginseng Discussion / ginseng
« Last post by james on August 21, 2017, 10:15:13 PM »
is ginseng going to sell for more this year than last, some saying green 8 to 12 oz and dry 400 to 450 to start and go to 500 to 600 do you no the start off price . ty
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General Ginseng Discussion / Last days for the ginseng seed sale...
« Last post by Brad on July 26, 2017, 03:13:32 PM »
Earlybird sales ends Monday at midnight folks.....after that the price is going up $20/lb.
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I don't know the area at all, but would suspect that it might well have been dug out many years ago and never replanted.  It sounds like good area you describe, however.  Good luck in your search.
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I love fishing, since I heard about ginseng and saw a pic of it I realized I've seen this plant thousands of times in my life.  It is a very familiar plant, I remember seeing it when I was a kid in the woods.  It was everywhere.  I've hiked a total of about 20 hrs the past week deep into the cook county forest preserves to find the ginseng.  I can't find a single ginseng plant anywhere.  I'm pretty savy on soil and growing conditions, I've recognized nearly every single companion plant, walked many northern facing slope........I have literally recognized all the companion plants and trees associated with ginseng.  Does anyone know what's going on? Is it all poached?  Or could it be it just doesn't grow here?  Any response from someone that knows the area would be great.
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General Ginseng Discussion / Re: Site Makeover
« Last post by Brad on January 26, 2017, 10:28:35 AM »
Thank you Sir.

I'm having trouble with email from my main site (castleen.com) which is only used for email.  But this site is a subdomain of that site.  We we need to migrate the sites to a different server.  I'm being told the forum might 'break' for a bit until I get things sorted out.  So hang on and buckle up!
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General Ginseng Discussion / Re: Site Makeover
« Last post by Lenno on January 25, 2017, 09:01:21 AM »
Like it great job!
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