This popular guide to cultivating and using ginseng has been updated to include the most recent information on ginseng cultivation. The book explains how to identify different species of ginseng and how to find the plant in the wild. Detailed information about growing ginseng yourself is given, from preparing the plot to protecting the plants from pests and diseases to harvesting. The book also discusses the legends, rumors, and facts about the plant's medicinal properties.
Kim Derek Pritts, a lifelong outdoor enthusiast, has some forty years' experience growing and hunting ginseng. He has written articles on ginseng and other subjects for numerous magazines, including Field and Stream, Outdoor Life, Sports Afield, and Herb Quarterly. He lives in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.