How To grow Ginseng Root
I bought some pcs. of fresh ginseng roots but no leaves on the plant. Could I grow the plant just with bare roots? Also, I am in Toronto, Canada. Should I keep the plants inside the soil in the pot in door and wait to next spring to grow outside? Should I use triple mix for this temporary period? Thank you very much for your attention and valuable advice!
American ginseng is usually regenerated using stratified seed. The rootlets of young ginseng plants can also be planted; however, they are usually planted whole. Planting pieces of ginseng roots is not a common practice. Since ginseng rarely reproduces asexually via root fragmentation(Lewis 1984), it is unlikely that planting root pieces will be successful. Source: Lewis, W.H. and V.E. Zenger. 1982. Population dynamics of the American ginseng Panax quinquefolium (Araiaceae). American Journal of botany 69: 1483-1490. Below are three of the 5 fact sheets in the Growing Ginseng in Ohio series: Site Preparation and Planting: http://ohioline.osu.edu/for-fact/pdf/0057.pdf Introduction: http://ohioline.osu.edu/for-fact/pdf/0056.pdf Selecting a Site: http://ohioline.osu.edu/for-fact/pdf/0058.pdf The following fact sheet from North Carolina State describes how to store and plant ginseng rootlets. http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/hil/hil-127.html