Got a Green Thumb? Why Not Grow Ginseng For Profit?

Harvested Mature Ginseng Root

Harvested Mature Ginseng Root

You love spending time in your backyard nursery. You’ve grown countless plants over the years, and had a great time doing it. Did you know you can make money growing plants in your backyard nursery? Ever thought about growing ginseng for profit? It’s one of the most profitable herbs in the entire world.

Ginseng’s popularity is nothing new. It’s literally been popular for hundreds and hundreds of year. Ginseng, in fact, helped finance the American Revolution. Take a look at George Washington’s diaries and you’ll find some mentions of ginseng. The Chinese have used ginseng for thousands of years. Here are a few of the reasons ginseng is so popular. It can used to increase blood circulation to the brain, reduce cholesterol, increase vitality, lower blood pressure, strengthen the nervous system and much, much more.

For someone with a green thumb, growing ginseng is one of the best herbs you can grow. It’s fairly easy to grow, and doesn’t require a huge time commitment. You can still have a full-time job and other commitments. You just need a few hours a week to give the care and attention necessary to keep your ginseng going healthy and strong.

Ginseng is perfect for the patient grower. Ginseng takes about five to six years to reach full maturity. While you’re waiting for your ginseng to reach full maturity, you can sell seed and rootlets, which will be ready to sell after just a few years. Seed is currently selling for around $150 a pound, and a half-acre can produce 50 to 100 pounds every year. Rootlets can make you nice money too. You can start selling those after just a couple years. When your mature roots are ready to be sold, you can expect to make between $300 and $600 a pound. In a half-acre of ginseng you should be able to grow several hundred pounds of roots. So after six years your ginseng garden could be worth over $100,000 in profits.

Like all plants, ginseng requires healthy soil to grow in. Test your soil and see if its pH balance is between 5.0 and 6.0. That’s what your ginseng will need to successfully grow. Also, make sure your soil is well-drained. As your ginseng grows, stick to only organic nutrients, such as leaf mold and compost. Keep that in mind when you’re fighting pest or disease problems. Use organic solutions, such as yellow sticky traps for pests.

Growing a ginseng garden for profit is perfect for anyone, especially those with a green thumb. It’s relatively easy, and can be a lot of fun. It takes about six years to get mature roots, but in the meantime you can sell seed and rootlets for a nice profit. Plus, it doesn’t require a full-time commitment. With just a few hours a week, your ginseng garden will be on its way to success. Soon you can be making nice money growing ginseng for profit. To learn more, read Golden Harvest.

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