lol I bet it was. I once had a guy who in spite of my cautions bought 100 lbs of seed from me. He called me the following March and asked if he took a bulldozer and pushed the snow off the ground in the woods and planted, if I thought the ginseng would be ok.
Tn - my brother and my brother in law helped me. So we knocked it out preetty quick considering how much seed. I took a week's vacation and my brother in law is laid off and my brother helped when he could. Cost me about $1,000 dollars Labor which was another expense I wasn't expecting LOL. But I wouldn't have got done. 40 beds is about the best 1 guy could do a day in our scenirio.
Also I got some seed from Missouri and it was really dark brown compared to what I bought from Billy Taylor. Billy's was really light colored.