Well guys I have been giving seed from friends and I have planted and replanted seed for years from wild ginseng and my personal patches,but I had never purchased seed for large planting untill now.
I just purchased 1 lb of seed from rite hear at wildgrown for my first planting of this size and nature.I have alot of practice with seed from the Mountians,but not with stratified,but I have read for two years prior to this purchase about this seed preparation,planting,etc,etc and I do not think I will have any problems with that.
For a few years now I have took seeds from my own patch to plant in the wild. Last year I started taking stratified seed to plant when I went digging. Hopefully in a few years I can harvest more from these hollers than I have in the past and it should be good for my kids on down the road.
Billy I think you will really enjoy planting that pound of seed. Wild simulated? I have been planting 3-5 pounds a year for a while now and have had good results. good luck.
hunz,I have planted wild simulated and woods grown. The last 2 years I made beds 6 feet wide, tilling the ground(but only an inch or two) and then planting in rows 8 inches apart and spacing the seeds 3 to 6 inches in the rows. I have had germination rates of 90% or more. I also take some stratified seed to my hunting spots to help supplement the wild stands of ginseng.I am sure you will enjoy planting your seeds and good luck.
How are you planning on planting Billy? Along side of known patches, a few here and there, or a big patch by itself? Good luck!
Maya I am going to plant some in the areas where the natural seed is not enough to give that area a boost,but not in the areas where they arent needed,and then I am going to plant a couple large patches as well.