Not all saleable crops are dependent on access to greenhouses or sun-drenched, arable land. Shade-loving medicinal herbs can be successfully cultivated in a forest garden for personal use or as small-scale cash crops. Growing and Marketing Ginseng, Goldenseal and Other Woodland Medicinals is a complete guide to these increasingly popular botanicals, aimed at aspiring and experienced growers alike.
In this fully revised and updated edition, authors Jeanine Davis and W. Scott Persons show how more than a dozen sought-after native species can generate a greater profit on a rugged, otherwise idle, woodlot than just about any other legal crop on an equal area of cleared land. With little capital investment but plenty of sweat equity, patience and common sense, small landowners can preserve and enhance their treed space while simultaneously earning supplemental income. Learn how to establish, grow, harvest and market:
- Popular medicinal roots such as ginseng, goldenseal and black cohosh
- Other commonly used botanicals including bloodroot, false unicorn and mayapple
- The nutritious wild food ramps and the valuable ornamental galax
Packed with budget information, extensive references and personal stories of successful growers, this invaluable resource will excite and inspire everyone from the home gardener to the full-time farmer.