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TOPIC: Ginseng Season Open In Kentucky 2010

Re:Ginseng Season Open In Ky 2010 7 years 3 months ago #4540

Nice roots Looks like you were a little Wet...i called a guy yesterday he told he was buying wet seng for 80 bucks lb wet... (not me) Nice find billy...

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Re:Ginseng Season Open In Ky 2010 7 years 3 months ago #4542

Very nice Billy! Gotta wait til Friday here. I did go out and scout yesterday then went to a place I am not planning on digging this year but wanted to plant some berries if ready. It was a mixed bag of red and green, more green. I did spot over 80 plants, should be good in a few years. Here's one small 3.
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Re:Ginseng Season Open In Ky 2010 7 years 3 months ago #4543

Billy, those were some nice roots you collected! In the areas I cover, you don't find roots like that every day. If I could find one or two that size during the course of a season, then I'm happy. I don't know if the ground I cover has been hunted by others over the course of the past few years, or if the ginseng down South just grows bigger. Regardless, congratulations on the terrific start!

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Re:Ginseng Season Open In Ky 2010 7 years 3 months ago #4544

Nice Start Billy! I'm not planning on diggin very much this year, but will get out a few times. Most of my spots have been dug over the last couple of years and need some time to regenerate. I did go to a couple of areas to plant ripened berries and pinch off tops over the weekend. The first spot that I went to on Saturday almost all of the berries were red, but another area sunday afternoon had almost all green berries, so I didn't do anything at that spot except pinch off the tops of a few small 2-prongs. Our season doesn't start till Sept. 1, so I can't dig till then. However, I can protect a few of my areas by planting berries and pinching tops. If the weather cooperates I'm out again tomorrow after work to protect one of my better areas. Good Luck to you all this season.

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Re:Ginseng Season Open In Ky 2010 7 years 3 months ago #4549

Looks like you did pretty good there Billy unfortunatly me and my wife not so good gone 4.5hr and dug one decent three (by luck only) we found alot of two and threes that had been dug a few days earlier didn't even take the time to plant the berries ): this act of stupidity just burns me up so my first day of sang factor just SUCKED!!!!!!!!!! hopefully this evening will be better.

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Re:Ginseng Season Open In Ky 2010 7 years 3 months ago #4552

Billy,

WOW !

That is some nice seng.

Must be something about the mountain area that make em grow like that.

I never see seng around here that has flower spikes/berry stems that long or with that many berries.

Hardly ever find tops or roots that big either.

We usually find a lot, but not big stout stuff like that.

I am going seng-n tomorrow - getting started around 6:30 am, not sure when we will quit (tucker out time probably) :-)

We did get a break in the weather finally - it's been running up near 100 but the highs this week are in the lower 90's with a high tomorrow around 92.

Thank the Good Lord for that.

I plan to take my wife's little digi cam and make some pics.

Will send some pics up later this week.

Good Luck to ALL !

TNhunter

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Re:Ginseng Season Open In Ky 2010 7 years 3 months ago #4557

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Lenno,Thanks and hope you dig a pound or more Sep: 1st

Hunter,Thanks and I don`t mind a bit to exsplain that.
This season a very good digger who I think alot of taught
me something that I had never known because I was concerned
that the berries where not going to ripen in time.This guy
is also my dealer.When your season opens up and you find
seng that is partly ripened,but still partly green,he said
to break enough of the curl off between the stalk and the root
so that their is some of the hair root left on the the curl.
Then plant the stalk with the berries,stalk,and curl as you
would when you transplant a plant and pack the dirt back firm
around it.The berries will finsh getting ripe and the curl will
reform another top and another root with time in the seasons to
come and reproduce new seed.I completly believe him because I
know he would not misslead me,however I am trying an expirament
myself and I will post the evidence of it in the next few days.


RedDod,Thanks yea I was sweating bad it was 90 0/0 and it was
steep.I dont sell wet either especialy before the time,that guys
off a little :)

Maya,thanks thats a very healthy looking plant t/f/sharing the photo.

Jacquo,Thanks I tell you I dont find those every trip,but I do
find a couple pound a year like that,im very thankful.

5prong,thanks I hope that the times that you get to dig that you do
very well.It is always wise to protect and replant thats forsure.

Terry,Thanks it sadens me that a nut did that.I hope you have alot
better luck out your next trip.

Tnhunter,Thanks.I certainly believe that the Mountian soil is a haven
for wild seng.Looking forward to seeing some photos I never tire
seeing wild ginseng photos that everyone shares on this site.

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Guys I am off tomorrow and we are going to a holler that we have not
hunted in 5 years.It is way up high and very steep,but I think it will
be worth the journey.

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Re:Ginseng Season Open In Ky 2010 7 years 3 months ago #4577

Billy it looks like you did well and found some great plants/roots. I am going to start coming here as much as possible now to keep up on your finds as well as everyone else. I wish season would open up here, but I hopped into your state for a bit yesterday as well as did some more scouting over here. By the way I found quite a few of these. =)

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Re:Ginseng Season Open In Ky 2010 7 years 3 months ago #4578

I forgot to mention. I found quite a few plants that were already dropping leaves and stems. A few of them were just dried stalks. Most plants had fully ripened berries, with only one plant having all green berries. I really wish our season would open on the old date of August 15th! But until then I hope to make it to KY a few more times and keep on scouting here! Good luck! =)

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Re:Ginseng Season Open In Ky 2010 7 years 3 months ago #4587

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Shroomy Thanks and congrats on some very nice looking root yourself.Ky welcomes you any time good diggers are far and few between.

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