Welcome to the
Emerald Castle Farms website!



Our Shopping Page is a shopping cart style page which lists all of our product offerings in one place. There you can order different items together, and for your convenience, check out all at once.

August 23, 2016
There may be additional seed available

I know that seed is becoming very scarce this year. I have located some additional seed while it lasts. If you still need seed, contact me right away. Price is $189.95/lb in whole pounds only, plus shipping. Call 419.651.8158 for availability.

August 3, 2016
Now Taking Advanced Rootlet Orders

Summer is nearly over and I have taken stock of what is currently available. Because of the extreme temperatures and lack of rain, most of the woodsgrown rootlets are without tops at this time. This makes digging them extremely difficult. Because of this, there will be no woodsgrown rootlets available this year. However, 1yr Selects are available while they last.

April 30, 2016

New Article
Ginseng Seed Dormancy & Delayed Germination in Plain English "

All of us sooner or later experience delayed germination. Why does it happen and what we can do about it

Ginseng Seed Dormancy & Delayed Germination by Brad


Updated May 16, 2016

Additional pictures and information!

Turkey Tail Mushroom Extract (Trametes versicolor)

A page for medicinal mushrooms, herbs, and related products as they are available. A fresh batch of Turkey Tail mushroom double extract is now available!
Medicinal Extracts and Ingredients

June 10, 2015

New Article "Good Gisneng?"

If you ever wanted to know what a dealer was looking for and why they picked out some roots or gave a lower price, check out this new article

Good Ginseng? by Brad


2016 Ginseng Fungicide Report

Updated for 2016!

Instand Download!

A listing of 68 fungicides (and a couple bonus products) which are currently labeled for use on ginseng all in one place. Products are indexed alphabetically and by pathogen for quick selection. Additionally, each product has its own page where all the information you will need is at your fingertips.
2016 Ginseng Fungicide Report

Growing Ginseng: A Beginner's Guide

Instand Download PDF now available!

Its finally finished gang! Nine years since my first eBook went live, its big brother is finally finished. Visit the Other Products page for details or click here to visit the book's sales page
Growing Ginseng: A Beginner's Guide page.

What we do

Emerald Castle Farms is still a division of Castle Enterprises. We sell ginseng seed and rootlets to growers and woodland flower gardeners. We occasionally have other woodland plants available, or can get them on a special request basis. We are the inventor and manufacturer of the ECF Seeder. Our seeder is designed to work through leafs, and in all sorts of soil conditions to take the strain out of planting wild simulated ginseng in unprepared ground. We hope to continue to expand our product line to provide our customers with everything they need related to the growing and responsible harvest of ginseng and other woodland botanicals.


Ohio Ginseng Dealer

We have been an Ohio ginseng dealer for a number of years. We have recently expanded this part of our business to include being a licensed exporter of ginseng and goldenseal. We are currently buying wild ginseng when in season, as well as some of the other madicinal herbs.


Thanks for stopping, and please check back often!