I was going to start my ginseng crop off with a bang this year being as I have never planted it before....so I bought 150 3 year old roots from Wildgrown as well as Hsu Ginseng in Wisconsin. Planted them all late last fall, and this spring, no plants. I watched videos on how to plant them and followed exactly. I went and dug some up yesterday, and the only roots that I dug up were just soft and mushy. It was an ideal environment with some companion plants there as well. Now I'm just hoping the 2 lbs of seed do better than that!!