I had a cpl hours free time yesterday morning, I had a hollow I hadnt been in this year so I headed to the woods!
I swear I had walked the same path several times over the past few years and had only seen a few small ginseng plants, but I walked right into a couple nice ones... looked around a bit and found more
Bad thing was I found some empty holes, good thing is he didnt look in the right places!
Thanks guys, any walk in the woods is good.... finding some nice seng is better.
TNhunter, that was indeed a 3 prong, in fact it was the one in the pic above (2nd pic). See the little 2 prong in that pic? I had to move it to get to the root of the 3 prong... planted it back but it had a 2 inch neck with 19 bud scars... root was about the size of a lima bean! Makes me wonder about leaving that runt to reproduce, but I will check on it in years to come and see how it does.
Thanks for looking!
On the way back out I looked at some plants I had passed by and left on the way in....I always bring my tops home with me for tea... I may have company in the woods? I hate finding empty holes on property I lease!