1. Ginseng harvest season is from September 1st to December 31st annually. 2. The ginseng plant must have at least 3 prongs (stems) to be harvested. 3. A ginseng collector/digger must have landowner permission to hunt and harvest on private and public lands. 4. Collectors/diggers must keep accurate harvest records by county and collection date. 5. Collectors/diggers must immediately plant the seeds from collected plants at the place where the plants were collected.
Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense) keeps its foliage throughout the season and does not go dormant, so it is a good species to plant among the spring ephemerals that do go dormant. Plant one foot apart to form a solid cover in two to three years.