Ginseng and goldenseal are very valuable crops. A patch with only 50 plants might yield $200-$300 dollars at harvest.
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Updated: October 6, 2011


Once again, this depends on quality and age of the roots. If you plant sweet corn, worth a dollar or two a dozen and it is often stolen, imagine the attractiveness of a crop worth more than $500 a pound. When planting ginseng, exercise some caution. Plant near your home. Plant near a noisy dog, out of the dog's reach of course. Never tell anyone about your plantation. Do not draw attention to the plantation. Report any thievery to the police immediately.


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