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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.

Seed and Rootlets Sold Out

Thanks everyone for another good year. The price of seed has already gone up, because availability next year (2016) will be short due to a late spring frost this year. Because of the higher prices, I may not order extra seed next year. Please get your advanced seed orders in early. I'll open for advance orders sometime in the spring of 2016. Thanks again everyone.

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


3 and 4 year old Woods Grown roots AVAILABLE!

ATTENTION: I had marked the 3 - 4 year rootlets as sold out because someone wanted them and promised he would take them. Well, he reneged. But, because it is this late, I am only going to offer these roots for a short time in larger quantities at a discount. There arn't many 3s, so the balance of the orders will be made up with 4 year roots at the same discounted 3yr prices.

Click over to the Seed & Rootlets page or the Shopping Page to get yours while they last! (this WILL be a short lived offer!)

Now accepting orders for rootlets

Supply is very limited this year. As always, first come, first served.

Bulk Seed Order Deadline Notice

Hey everybody. I cannot hold any price guarantees, or promise bulk orders of seed past August 16, 2015. If you want to be sure to have seed, or need larger orders, get them in place before the 16th. After that, the price is likely to increase, and bulk orders will be accepted only on an individual basis (depending on availability).

April 4, 2015

Open for Advance Seed Orders

That's right everyone. It’s time to start thinking ahead about 2015 fall planting. If you are like me, the time will go way too fast and if you aren’t careful, you end up behind. Don't wait until the last minute to order your seeds. The later in the year it gets, the harder they are to obtain -especially in larger quantities.

2014 Ginseng Fungicide Report

A listing of 45 fungicides 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.
2014 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!