Ozark Mountain Ginseng is a family farm nestled in the Ozark Hills along Eleven Point River in southern Missouri. We have been growing American Ginseng and other Medicinal Herbs since 1983. If you want price list for ginseng seed or transplanting rootlets we send our price list by postal mail. If you want on mailing list please send postal address. Farming American Ginseng will be the future for this plant. Folks around here in the Ozarks have been ginseng harvesting in the wild for over 100 years and is a tradition where ginseng grows wild. Back in the early 1980's I noticed the wild population of ginseng dwindling compared to ten years earlier and when I go ginseng looking now where patches use to be there is almost none due to overharvesting. So now we just plant seed here so to keep wild populations growing . If you have any questions about growing this "GREEN GOLD" please email or phone us at the farm. Our phone is: (417)264-2448 Our email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Growing Information and Medicinal Herb Pictures: http://altnature.com/ginseng
GROWING ORGANIC GINSENG by Scott Persons http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/growing-organic-ginseng.aspx?PageId=1
"GREEN GOLD" by Scott Persons Mother Earth News
This is an excellent article on growing ginseng! A must read for growing ginseng in the woods! Click link below for information and color pictures of ginseng.
Some wonderful books with pictures to take with you in woods to assist to identify plants associated with growing ginseng and growing information: http://www.wildozark.com
GROWING FACTS: American Ginseng(Panax
Quinquifolium L.) Ginseng is a perennial plant and takes 7 to 8 years to mature. Growing conditions are very important for success. Ginseng has to have about 75 % SHADE. Your local extension office can do soil test. Our soil here in Ozarks is low in phosphorous so we add this element to get better root growth. Ginseng growers have seen over $100,000 per acre in profits. Ginseng looks like a strawberry plant the first year and only has three leaves. In the second year has five leaves and a second prong. The third year the ginseng plant will produce seed. We plant seed close together, you will get more pounds per acre this way. Ginseng likes good drainage so planting on a slope is great. We use a rear tined rototiller in the woods and work ground up 4 to 6 inches. Making the ginseng grow beds are important, though once done will grow some nice ginseng plants. The magazine article "GREEN GOLD" above by Scott Persons is wonderful for learning about how to grow ginseng. If you have any questions please email or phone the farm, we love to hear from folks. Recently we added another growing article by Scott Persons called"Growing Ginseng Organically" So there will be 2 nice grow articles on links above. Also added recently is the "wildozark" link above, there is some great booklets to help identify plants in woods. If you have any questions just give us a holler!
ORDERING INFORMATION: Woodsgrown Ginseng seed and Woodsgrown ginseng transplanting rootlets and other Medicinal Herbs available. Our price list this year is made by Vistaprint and is in brochure form and we can only send postal mail. We only send our brochure and order form postal mail Please phone at:(417)264-2448 or email at: email@example.com Dried wild ginseng prices staying high over $400 and up to $650 on eastern states a pound dried. Usually price goes higher in December, depends upon Hong Kong and their politics there in China. About 75% American ginseng goes to China. Though China economics are doing very well and demand for American ginseng is high. The "GINSENG GROW BOOK " we have to offer is the best book I have seen. The description of book is below when ya scroll. Visitors welcome to visit farm please phone a few days ahead.
MARCH 2017 UPDATE: Been over 70 degrees here all week and we getting snow tomorrow. We haven't seen any snow this winter so will be welcome and also the nitrogen be great for crops. With this cold weekend coming up should keep ground cool enough so our early sprouters like BloodRoot and Trillium don't come up too early. We have small amount of woodsgrown stratafied ginseng seed left, seed is ready to sprout this spring.
FEBRUARY 2017 UPDATE: Planted all the ginseng seed I need to plant and we have 8 pounds woodsgrown stratafied ginseng seed left that will sprout this spring. So if you want to plant some GREEN GOLD there is about a month or so until April first to plant ginseng seed. The ginseng seed is cracked nice and getting ready to sprout. Still hoping for nice snow here, we been cold with some 60 degree days though I like the nitrogen the snow gives to ginseng plants, makes the plants a beautiful green colour.
JANUARY 2017 UPDATE: Our woodsgrown stratafied ginseng seed looks great in the can in the wellhouse. Seed is cracked and ready to sprout for spring 2017, looks like 95% germination from this seed. We will be planting more seed when weather lets us until ginseng seed sold out. So give us a holler if ya want to plant some GREEN GOLD! Leave message on phone, we might be working ginseng grow beds.
DECEMBER 2016 UPDATE: My heart goes out to all the folks in the Great Smokey Mountain area and Appalachian Mountains with all the wildfires. We can have wildfires here in the Ozarks because we have droughts also. The leaves in woods adding fuel. I haven't planted any ginseng seed yet because of the drought we been in. Though we have had penty of rain in last week so headed out to woods today and maybe get some seeds planted. If the ground not too wet. There is some ginseng seed left to plant so if you need some woodsgrown stratafied ginseng seed give us a call. Leave message on phone we might be in woods working.
NOVEMBER 2016 UPDATE: Our ginseng here at Ozark Mountain Ginseng has went dormant for the season. Getting ready to plant ginseng seed this month. There is still some woodsgrown stratafied ginseng seed left so if you want to plant let us know we have some ginseng seed left. Leave message if you phone we might be working ginseng grow beds.
OCTOBER 2016 UPDATE: There is some Ginseng plants and Golden Seal plants still green at Ozark Mountain Ginseng, though alot of our ginseng turning yellow. We had nice summer rains and that helped. We been busy shipping orders out and we are sending seed and transplanting rootlets until we sell out. We send our orders every Monday. We have about 70 pounds woodsgrown stratafied ginseng seed left so really we almost out of seed. Prices at root buyers around $300 to $400 a pound dried for ginseng. Golden Seal up to $28 a pound dried. We are getting ready to plant ginseng seed, I like to plant in autumn when is a bit cooler. Give us a holler if ya need some ginseng seed, leave message on phone we might be getting our ginseng grow beds ready.
SEPTEMBER 2016 UPDATE: We are working our stratafied woodsgrown ginseng seed this week will be starting first orders next Monday. We may be busy digging transplanting rootlets so OK to leave message on phone. Dried ginseng at root buyers starting at $300 to $400 a pound dried. We have about 100 pounds ginseng seed. Let us know if ya need some seed to start your patch of Green Gold in your woods.
The new GINSENG GROW BOOK "Growing and Marketing Ginseng, Golden Seal and other Woodland Medicinals" by Scott Persons and Jeanine Davis is finally here hot off the press. We have a box of books here if you want a copy. This book is 480 pages and is the best book to me for growing ginseng! The 5 links to the left are informative for growing ginseng in the woods. The www.altnature.com link has great pictures of medicinal plants growing in the woods. There is also descriptions of uses of medicinal plants. The www.wildozark.com link has several small inexpensive booklets available to take in woods with you to help identify plants in woods that are wonderful with growing information included.
The market for dried ginseng roots started at $300 in September and went to $450.00 at our local root buyers. On the east coast prices went to over $650 a pound dried. The way I figure if you grow 100 pounds dried ginseng in the woods for 7 to 8 years and get $400 to $500 a pound, Now that pretty darn good. So if prices go up that just fine. The market for ginseng looks fantastic especially with wild root almost extinct due to overharvesting. The future for ginseng is in growing this wonderful herb. Growing ginseng in the woods at least 7 to 8 years will give a wild looking root. This is what the root buyers want. Growing ginseng to 10 years old can even give ginseng an extra hundred dollars a pound especially if you grow large roots like the root buyers desire.
GROWERS HANDBOOK: "Growing and Marketing of Ginseng and Golden Seal and Other Medicinal Herbs." by W.S. Persons and Jeanne Davis. This book is over 480 pages and covers ginseng history, market and especially cultivation. Revised 2nd Edition 2014 will be a wonderful grow book.
GINSENG CONSULTATION: We will go to your farm and assist any way you need. We have started large ginseng farms in Missouri to Wisconsin.
VISITORS: If you have any questions please call and visitors are welcome at OZARK MOUNTAIN GINSENG. Please call in advance to visit the farm. Growing ginseng and other medicinal herbs since 1983.