My wife doesn't work (she watches the kids) and is an avid organic farmer and she is truly eager to get cracking. We are both ready to work.
As far as the method for planting, what do you advise? I believe we have the land and climate requirements to do this in the most organic manner possible and we would like to fetch the highest dollar. I assume this means we should avoid raised beds and simply get the seed into the ground with minimal invasion?
My property is posted now all along my property lines, the area I am planning is very close to my house and we should be able to keep a good eye on it.
I will be planting this Fall it looks like. I need to read up a tad more on the planting procedure. What method did you use?
I would recomend Scott Person'smbookGrowing and Marketing Ginseng, Goldenseal & other Woodland Medicinals
Lots of info there.
I have used different planting methods. Like scrapping back leaves and scattering seeds and then re scattering the leaves over top to single seed planting with a seed stick while walking through the woods. You can scatter the seeds on the forest floor right before the leaves fall in autumn. Different methods will yield various results. In Scott's book he describes different ways of planting and some others that visit this site may have other ways.
The book will also cover what indicator plants to look for when selecting a site.Good Luck and have fun.