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Old 01-11-2014, 03:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I kept seeing commercials for it and could not figure out what it was exactly about. Then they start talking about money, being in the woods, protecting their crop so I start thinking marijauna? Nope it's about ginseng, or "sing" as the narrator with the terrible accent calls it. History channel has outdone itself again I have no clue how they could make more than a season out of it, guess we will see
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moon fakers is on its 3rd season and is even jumping spin off mini shows.
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Not sure if you ever checked what that shit goes for. I'm sure some wild ass shit has gone down over areas and digs up there.


$500 - $600 Per Pound DRY. Saw some yocals listing shops paying $800..

Individual roots when WET:

$176.00 Per Pound ... 1oz & under
$192.00 Per Pound ... 1oz - 1 7/8oz
$208.00 Per Pound ... 2oz - 2 7/8oz
$224.00 Per Pound ... 3oz - 3 7/8oz
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I watch tv to excape reality not to embellish it knowing my generation started all of the crap so one more massively huge fail for my generation......
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Not sure if you ever checked what that shit goes for. I'm sure some wild ass shit has gone down over areas and digs up there.


$500 - $600 Per Pound DRY. Saw some yocals listing shops paying $800..

Individual roots when WET:

$176.00 Per Pound ... 1oz & under
$192.00 Per Pound ... 1oz - 1 7/8oz
$208.00 Per Pound ... 2oz - 2 7/8oz
$224.00 Per Pound ... 3oz - 3 7/8oz
A buddy of mine got $800 a pound dry this year.
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caught it for a minute. The "outlaw" was making "land mines" out of shotgun shells. Showed him cutting the tops and dumping the pellets, then switched to him burying uncut shells under rocks.
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A buddy of mine got $800 a pound dry this year.
I think I need to start growing this shit as a part time gig haha.
Well shoot him a text asking him if is it like they portray on the telly ? haha
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These so called reality shows are pathetic... My wife and me both got a good laugh out of the whole lame shotgun shell security system. Even she said " WTF, that shit doesn't work like that" If they just documented the real harvesting of ginseng it would be better than the lame shit they tried to whip up.
I did catch a few episodes of Yukon Gold today and it seemed at least real without all of the phony drama... It was interesting enough without scripting.
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I think I need to start growing this shit as a part time gig haha.
Well shoot him a text asking him if is it like they portray on the telly ? haha
It'll take you at least ten years to see a return.
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It'll take you at least ten years to see a return.
7-10 what I read about it when I first starting seeing the A.O commercials. Good thing I got about 5 years before I retire out the mil, will only have 2 to go before my first payout
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I think I need to start growing this shit as a part time gig haha.
Well shoot him a text asking him if is it like they portray on the telly ? haha
It's not what it sounds like.

There's huge farms of it up here. They are not making a killing.
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It's not what it sounds like.

There's huge farms of it up here. They are not making a killing.
Farmed and wild or seeded wild are two entirely different things.
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It's not what it sounds like.

There's huge farms of it up here. They are not making a killing.
I'll be retired sitting on my porch, listening to and watching my hair and beard grow daily counting my mil pension. Whats a lil root growing haha.
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My father-n-law used to dig it, and I have a uncle and a cousin that still do. I don't remember them telling any stories anywhere close to what that show is trying to portray. Maybe I'm just in the wrong part of the country...lol
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I'd be nice if the narrator could pronounce the name of one of largest mountain chains in the us
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I'd be nice if the narrator could pronounce the name of one of largest mountain chains in the us
I don't watch dumb shit, but if you're saying he should pronounce it "appalayshun" as your location suggests... then it would be nice if you could pronounce the name of one of the largest mountain chains in the US.
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So, does Ginseng grow wild in the South? What kinda environment does it need? I it don't need a shit-ton of water, I know folks who would be real interested.

Ain't gonna watch the show, but I figure if were talking wild, folks are "claiming" parts of the forest, like the gold diggers did up here a Century+ ago.
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So, does Ginseng grow wild in the South? What kinda environment does it need? I it don't need a shit-ton of water, I know folks who would be real interested.

Ain't gonna watch the show, but I figure if were talking wild, folks are "claiming" parts of the forest, like the gold diggers did up here a Century+ ago.


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Found this though, which is a deal breaker out here:

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Mostly evergreens out here.
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These so called reality shows are pathetic... My wife and me both got a good laugh out of the whole lame shotgun shell security system. Even she said " WTF, that shit doesn't work like that" If they just documented the real harvesting of ginseng it would be better than the lame shit they tried to whip up.
I did catch a few episodes of Yukon Gold today and it seemed at least real without all of the phony drama... It was interesting enough without scripting.
Oh they over play the drama, like machine break-downs and getting a suction hose for a pump moved. I still watch it.
The first season of Yukon gold, their gold stealing mechanic did not know how to get a broken bolt out.
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Funny stuff. I watched this the other day. My wife comes in and asks what the show is about. She rolls her eyes and walks out muttering about the stupid shit they make into tv shows.
Yesterday she's in Petsmart and texts me a pic of elk and dear antlers cut into 3 inch chunks for $19.00. Holy shit! Ike aint getting any of these to chew on at that price! She say's in her text. Hell I can see it now. The history channel presents the new reality show, HORN WARS! She's probably spot on. Shed hunters here in Utah are going nuts trying to find the things. Now I know why.
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I grew up living in the app-uh-latch-in mountains

My best friends father could spot ginseng a mile away,

it grows on steep slopes usually in a small valley or depression

he'd just walk in the woods and walk right up to it,

we were maybe 10 or 12 , while he pulled ginseng we kids would scour all the creeks for mudpuppys

his dad was a mailman, mine was a forest ranger, most everyone else's main source of income was making moonshine.
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I grew up living in the app-uh-latch-in mountains

My best friends father could spot ginseng a mile away,

it grows on steep slopes usually in a small valley or depression

he'd just walk in the woods and walk right up to it,

we were maybe 10 or 12 , while he pulled ginseng we kids would scour all the creeks for mudpuppys

his dad was a mailman, mine was a forest ranger, most everyone else's main source of income was making moonshine.
Okay now I want a giant salamander for a pet. Set up a nice long tank with the outlet one end and intake on the other. Some how I feel like I will get shot down on that by the lady.

And I know growing up I found ginseng all the time in the woods. I grew up in central indiana and while people do collect it I can't remember it being a big thing. Mushrooms and morels seemed to be the big thing to find
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Okay now I want a giant salamander for a pet. Set up a nice long tank with the outlet one end and intake on the other. Some how I feel like I will get shot down on that by the lady.

And I know growing up I found ginseng all the time in the woods. I grew up in central indiana and while people do collect it I can't remember it being a big thing. Mushrooms and morels seemed to be the big thing to find
my brother had one for a pet.

we called it the water monster.

kept him in an aquarium with a bowl a water and a heatlamp.

we;d get live goldfish and drop em in his bowl one at a time,

he could really move fast at dinnertime.


we never took any of em, one day a tourist brings one into the office at the state park, dead, they caught it while they were fishing, never seen one before, thought it was some nuclear mutant,

was the biggest one we;d ever seen, we stuffed it in a 3 gallon pickle jar with formaldehyde

he took up the entire jar.
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