Can I grow ginseng in the UK or Europe?
This page was updated 12 August 2016
It’s a good question and the answer is yes .The other question is ,Is it easy to grow ginseng in the UK or Europe ?,its probably harder than you think .But with a little hard work and attention to detail it gets easier .
There are short articles on this website to help you to cultivate your ginseng, the links to the articles can be found on the website side bars, growing ginseng, ginseng seeds and ginseng roots.
There is huge potential for ginseng in Europe that has hardly been tapped .The market consumption is slowly increasing with production lacking behind .Ginseng is pouring in from china and America. I am sure there is a market share for growers in UK and Europe
The main problem in England is we have virtually no hardwood forests and to find a hardwood forest with a north facing slope doesn’t make it any easier
Most of the growers I have spoken to are growing on a small scale, all of the large scale businesses have disappeared .It can be quite expensive and time consuming to erect shading but it is possible.
A few years ago America and china held a monopoly on ginseng production and they were intent on keeping it that way
In the past growers in Europe bought seeds from various website sources for their gardens or hoping to get a foothold in the market only to find that in most cases the seeds were dead or they managed to finish them with incorrect culture methods .If they were lucky enough to find roots lack of experience usually killed them in a few months.
Hopefully from this site I can spread the correct information for growing ginseng and provide good seeds and roots for planting. I use and grow all the seeds and roots myself for planting and growing so I know that they are good .Seeds and roots can be purchase from this website store please take a look see if there is anything you are interested in .If you have questions or would like other ginseng products please contact me and I will get back to you.