Growing Wild Ginseng

Meet the North Carolina man who is slowly realizing his vision to plant a hillside in wild ginseng.

organic ginseng - man with tray of roots
Buyers insist that roots be bone-dry when shipped, so it's important to get rid of all the moisture in your crop. Oscar places his harvest on racks in a room heated by a wood stove, and dries the roots, slowly, keeping an eye out for signs of mold.