Does anyone grow ginseng (Panax quinquefolius)?
I always thought it would be sort of neat to grow, not in any attempt to make big bucks off it as so many TV shows would have you believe can be done, just for fun. It’s native to my area according to maps I’ve seen but it’s increasingly rare due to development and harvesting. Some reading indicates a lot of native plants that do well in my yard are indicators for finding ginseng, so that’s promising that it would do well.
The lower part of my yard would be good for it, I imagine. It’s quite shady with several big trees. The problem is finding a place to buy seeds! Most places are perpetually sold out or seem a bit sketchy to me.