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Good Day 7 years 3 weeks ago #5845

Had a great day yesterday. Found approx. 65 bunches of good roots, although stems are falling off the the slightest touch.

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Re:Good Day 7 years 3 weeks ago #5849

Great haul! what did they all end up totaling in weight?

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Re:Good Day 7 years 3 weeks ago #5852

Dirty Nails wrote:

Had a great day yesterday. Found approx. 65 bunches of good roots, although stems are falling off the the slightest touch.

sounds like a great day Congrats!!!

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Re:Good Day 7 years 3 weeks ago #5870

neight, I don't know what the total weight was...I need to get a set of scales. What would you guys recommend.

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Re:Good Day 7 years 3 weeks ago #5875

As far as brands go, im unsure. Id get a digital scale that weighs just small items.

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Re:Good Day 7 years 3 weeks ago #5921

I found this one at Wal-Mart. It was in the Kitchen Gadgets section (not in the pharmacy/health food area).

Very easy to use and very accurate too.

You can push a button and switch between reading in lbs or ounces or grams. It also had a tear feature that lets you put on a bowl or some type of container, push tear and it sets back to 0.00 then add what you want to weigh and weight it without the container weight.

I can't remember exactly what it cost but think it was in the 20-25.00 range.

As you can see it does a good job of weighing BIG FAT seng roots :-)

TNhunter

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Re:Good Day 7 years 3 weeks ago #5922

One more pic...

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Re:Good Day 7 years 3 weeks ago #5923

re. TNHUNTER OMG, are those roots wild or cultivated?

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Re:Good Day 7 years 3 weeks ago #5936

DirtyNails,

Those are all wild roots collected here in Middle Tennessee.

Those were a couple of my better hunts this year.

On one of those trips (those big fat roots) I went alone, my seng hunting partner had to work that day and I had my birthday off from work and had a real good hunt here close to home.

I found those big fat ones growing about 1/3 the way up a 200' bluff - it was sure hard getting up there but well worth the trip :-)

That big bowl full was a trip me and my partner did one day - we hunted a long day that day and did not find any real big ones (think only 1 small 4) but we found several hundred decent 3 prongs.

That was in a place we dug 2 years ago and we found about the same amount then. We always leave the small seng and plant the berries back and if you do that and only hunt a place every other year, you can hunt it forever and just keep on finding it. If you do notice it slowing down a bit you can wait 3 years before going back a few times until it starts looking better.

We have some real good places we hunted last year that we passed on this year. Looking forward to hunting them again next year.

PS - here is a link to the post I put up that day I dug those big fat roots on the bluff. Several pics you might enjoy.

www.wildgrown.com/index.php/Ginseng-Foru...everal-nice-4-s.html

Good Luck to You.

TNhunter

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Re:Good Day 7 years 3 weeks ago #5948

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Wow some of the roots looks real fat!

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