Growing Ginseng in Georgia

Q: Will ginseng will grow in Georgia very well?

A: Ginseng grows very well in north Georgia. That’s where shady, moist, rich, well-drained sites under hardwood trees can be found.

Wild-simulated ginseng production is the most profitable and ecologically sustainable means of growing ginseng. You begin by planting seed in a favorable site. Deer and slugs will be your worst enemies. You can harvest your surviving plants and their roots after about seven years, remembering that older plants are more valuable.

Virginia Tech has a great guide at

Ginseng growing guide

Ginseng growing guide additional information

Wild ginseng declining in Southeastern forests

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