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TOPIC: Your digging tools?

Re:Your digging tools? 8 years 5 months ago #1326

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This is my first year for ginseng hunting and what sould i use to dig roots?
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Re:Your digging tools? 8 years 5 months ago #1327

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new here and just starting out and first time hunting for ginseng this year any ideas for me???
if i get a good root how much should i price it as?
in missouri its $200.00 to $400.00 per pound..
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Re:Your digging tools? 8 years 5 months ago #1333

tracy a lot of people especially beginners use a one way screwdriver, that is how i started. But know i use a little minature mattock with a cutting end on one end and a digging tool on the other my papaw made it back years ago. Its on about a three foot handle which also makes for a great walking stick.

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Re:Your digging tools? 8 years 5 months ago #1342

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hillbilly thank you
How far do i dig down to the root?
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Re:Your digging tools? 8 years 5 months ago #1348

tracy when i dig a root i start by moving all the debri away from the plant at least in a one foot circle. Then with my hand i gently remove all the dirt away until i see the curls of the root and then on down until i see the main root. Then when i see which way the root is going i start to dig with my mattoc. Tracy i guess there is no one certain way to dig a plant i guess everyone has there own way just be careful when digging not to damage the root.

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Re:Your digging tools? 8 years 5 months ago #1350

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hillbilly,
I was out in the woods yesterday and found poison ive and oak. do these look like ginseng?
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Re:Your digging tools? 8 years 5 months ago #1354

poison ivy looks a lot like ginseng to me especially young ginseng. I will try and post u some pics on here later but u can find pics of ginseng all over the web and even on the forum.

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Re:Your digging tools? 8 years 5 months ago #1355

poison ivy looks a lot like ginseng to me especially young ginseng. I will try and post u some pics on here later but u can find pics of ginseng all over the web and even on the forum.

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Re:Your digging tools? 8 years 5 months ago #1364

Hillbilly,
Yes i have found pics of ginseng.But before i newit it was 5 leafs but not ginseng.. lololo next time i will know better.
Trcaey

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Re:Your digging tools? 8 years 5 months ago #1386

Hillbilly,
What does ginseng look like????
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