I've really been at it. The season is over for me, but I've planted 4 new patches and stained my deck in the back since the season ended. I got out today and drove into North Carolina to find some freshly made Sorghum Molasses. As soon as I left there I drove back into Tennessee and planted 2 more patches. I'm really enthused about finding so much ginseng in the 4-6 year old range. Other people are getting out there and spending their time and money to make the mountains produce like they did many years ago. I probably won't get to dig for about 3 years since the last sections of the Cherokee National Forest are so far away. This will give us new planters some more time to get seeds in the ground. Two more pounds to go this year.
Hugh, that is some great work you are doing. Recently I was coming back from FL and taking all back roads and ended up in the Cherokee National Forest. Them are some real mountains. A hike there would let you know you did a day's work and nothing like the \"mountains\" we have. Ours are just foothills. Nice looking seng you got there, out of some beautiful country.