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Planting roots in the woods

This page was updated 1 .jan .2017 

At the end of December 2014 I had sold half my roots.I thought sales had gone absolutely mental .

Last  year 2015 I  sold virtually all of my roots before I have them dug up. All sales will be on fist come first served basis . If you are a regular customer I would urge you to make a decision soon.

We  should have a very limited number of  good clean strong first year roots available  but we are selling out fast  .

We sell  ginseng roots ready to plant

Roots can be transplanted any time after the tops of the plants have begun to die back but before the ground has frozen.

In the picture on the left is a lovely old ginseng root ready for planting .It is about eight years old .You can tell by the notches on the neck of the root

Roots can be planted from september until the ground freezes

Plant in a shaded area 70 to 80 % shade well drained soil in hardwood forest conditions If you can find a north facing slope mores the better

Plant the ginseng root approximately 75mm below the surface

When planting your roots outside in the woods in a semi wild situation I would suggest marking them with plant sticks. We sell them in the web store .They cost very little and are good value for money when you consider that when you go back even two or three weeks later you will not have a clue where they are particularly in dry periods when they need water.

Planting roots under artificial shade 

Plant in raised beds in well drained soil 

Raised beds should face east to west with wooden laths or non porous material shading out 80% of direct sunlight 

The general consensus is plant roots at a 30° to 45° angle from the vertical, with the crown of the root 3/4 to 1 in. deep. I would suggest planting deeper perhaps 3 inches deep Cover the bed immediately with 1 to 2 in. of straw. A 4 to 5 in. layer of mulch is necessary on fall transplantsSome of the mulch can be removed in the spring before the first shoots appear.

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