I ordered that Scott fellers book last night. Got it for .44 + $3.99 shipping from Amazon.
So...'sengin' is about like selling coyotes for the live mkt., commercial net fishing for catfish, processing deer for people etc. It all makes a poor man's wages if you switch from one to the next as the seasons progress.
I went to Amazon to get the book. Yes it was forty-four cents + $3.99 shipping. I think the catch was that it shipped from some \"green earth\" type place in Oregon, and not Amazon (which has a warehouse less than 30 mi. from me). So..I'll have to wait on the book longer than usual. But,, for .44, I'll wait.
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1 \"American ginseng: Green gold\"
W. Scott Persons; Paperback; $0.44
The book you bought(American ginseng: Green gold,1994) is Scott's older book that does not have much detail on Wild Simulated as his newer revised book(Growing & Marketing Ginseng, Goldenseal & Other Woodland Medicinals,2007).
I have both of Scott's books and the old one does not compare to the Revised edition in growing wild simulated.
I think most that are doing it are going at it the woods cultivated method. Faster turn over for your investment. Growing that way is truly like farming. Your area would have to be accessible for equipment for spraying and cultivating. It isn't feasible to hand spray acres of ginseng \" which is what you would have to have over a six or seven year period to make that type of living from it\". Even that route I think it would be eight to ten years to receive a sizable return. You can count on your first couple or three years allowing you to learn so.... start slowly and work your way up. Better a mistake with a couple pound of seed than with thirty.