WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? It seems that most of the American ginseng I find is located in the western Catskills. This has always perplexed me. The only thing I can come up with is that deer browse seems worse in the southern & eastern Catskills. Yes, deer doContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? In 2018, I walked a member’s property in an area that I know “can” grow ginseng, but is seldom–if ever–found. The soil there is well-drained and great for growing forested plants. Some of the heights of the nearby trees are the tallest I knowContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Here’s the first ginseng I spotted this year. I didn’t expect it, since it was literally one foot from a hiking trail where you might think it would get picked. In the background is blue cohosh, a good “indicator plant” that ginseng might beContinue Reading