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Management of Ginseng Planting

Harvest red berries annually after the third year.

Once the plants have matured (usually in the third year), they will produce a cluster of red berries with the seed in the center. The part of the ginseng plants above the surface will die back in the autumn, but will grow again in the next year's spring. It will grow bigger each time, and all the while, the root below will be growing larger.

Evaluate and test the soil

The soil should be loamy and moist, yet able to drain quickly avoiding swampy soil and hard clay. Every year, our suppliers take several soil samples of equal quantity from around the potential planting site and mix them together in a plastic bucket. In order to ensure that the soil is in the best ginseng planting pH, soil analysis are performed at a state soil test laboratory to confirm the soil has enough minerals for ginseng growth and has not been contaminated by heavy metals, mold and other sources no pollution.


Ginseng grows naturally in rather dense shade, and under cultivation it must be shielded from direct sunlight by some construction that will reduce the light to about one-fourth its normal intensity. When it is planted in open ground this may be accomplished by erecting sheds open on all sides but covered at the top with lath or boards spaced as to cut out nearly three-fourths of the sunlight. It is not advisable to use burlap or muslin for shading, as these materials interfere with the free circulation of the air. There are many methods of constructing shade, but the most common is to set posts firmly in the ground 8 feet apart each way and about 8 feet high above the ground.

Zhigang Zheng (BWN Founder) explained“How to manage ginseng planting bases and utilize proper farming to grow good ginseng products. Our intervention and supervision are to help the whole industrial chain establish a normative system.” We are committed to standardize the management of planting ginseng , digitalization, environmental friendliness and promote transparency. Considering the interests of farmers, the company chooses those with a strong commitment to cooperate, and stable and suitable land to harvest Beginning with a small number of farmers, more become attracted to the program, which provides them a more stable, long-term future. The demand for ‘high quality ginseng products forces the manufacturers of ginseng companies embrace the core group of farmers from the program, and comply to harvesting ginseng in a more traceable, environmentally sustainable, progressive method.

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