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February 19, 2015

As of this point, we are done buying roots until this fall. We are also sold out of 2014 seed. We will open for advanced seed orders for the 2015 planting season in another month or so.

November 20, 2014

Wow, what a season!

Although we still have a small amount of seed left, I think we have sold more this year than any prior year. Not having had a chance to look, I believe that we have also set a record for the amount of seedlings sold. I have no doubt that we have at least doubled if not tripled the number of seeders sold this year! Thank you all.

If you have the urge to try spring planting (which I do not recommend, but it works for some folks) I still have about 10-15 pounds of seed left. It would be wise to get your seed now, and then put it into a freezer until you are ready to plant in the spring. Call for current availability.

I wish to send a special thank you to all of our customers who were patient when the seed was late this year. And thanks to all of you who ordered seeders during the rush and patiently waited for me to build them. We sold out of seeders about four times this year, and my advance stock was depleted by the end of August.

To those of you who didn’t order a seeder this year, I would strongly advise you get your orders in early for the 2015 season. I still make each of these seeders by hand and when stock is sold out, and the orders are coming in faster than I can make them…well…it’s not comfortable for either of us.

I’m still buying roots (ginseng, goldenseal, bloodroot, etc) so if you have a nice season’s collection, give me a call.

Thanks again everyone for another wonderful year. For those I won't see or speak with on the phone, please have a heartfelt Thanksgiving and a most merry and joyous Christmas!


Ginseng Planting Season is Officially Open!

Hey everyone.
Well the 2014 planting season is soon to be upon us. We have a very good supply of 3 and 4 year old woods grown rootlets this year. The 2 year olds woodsgrown are a little light, and the availability will be down a bit. We are doing good on 1 year SELECTs and also 2 year SELECTs are available this year. Remember, I seldom begin digging and shipping roots until the end of August at the earliest, and the first few weeks of September is more likely for those who don't get their orders in early. ECF Seeders is another item which requires some lead time. I'm making them as fast as I can and had no opportunity to get ahead this summer like I wanted to. These things are selling as fast as I can make them. So don't wait until the last minute to get your orders in!


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

March 1, 2014

The demand for seed is greater than I've ever seen it folks. Unfortunately, the prices are also higher than I've ever seen them. A late frost in May of 2013 severely harmed the seed crop last fall. Therefore, the price of seed is expected to maintain or rise in the next few months. However, I have a very good source of seed. I am now accepting advance orders for fall 2014 seeds. This seed will not be available until late August and will ship sometime between then and the second week of September. However, with as much demand as there is out there right now, it would be wise to place your order as soon as possible to lock into the queue. As always, first come first served.

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.


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