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" Avaiable For This Fall's Planting" Going Fast, Place Your Order Now..!"Glacial Gold""American Ginseng Seeds And 3 Year Old Rootlets " "16th Year On The Net Anniversary Sale" "47th Season In The Ginseng Business""Glacial Gold""American Ginseng Seeds And 3 Year Old Rootlets" Avaiable For This Fall's Planting" Going Fast, Place Your Order Now..!!

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Harold G. Hunter (My Father) With A Wild Ginseng Plant, Fall of "64" 
And Alex My New Grandson

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Updated 02/19/14
Ginseng Gazette Sixth Edition Michael Hunter Editor
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Check The Date On The One On The Right 

Glacial Ginseng Company
Northern Office:
P.O. Box 122
Houghton Lake Mi. 48629
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"Welcome To Glacial Ginseng"
I Am Ilene "Bobbie", I Answer The Phone and
Personally Process Your Orders.

"Toll Free"
1-800-430-2939
"Please Use The Phone To Place Your Orders"
  7 AM To 7 PM EST..
We Accept  Cod's and You May Pay The Mail Person With Your Personal Check.
If you wish to pay with Paypal, please call us first.

All Major and Foreign Credit Cards 
Are Accepted.

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"Glacial Gold" Ginseng At Its Finest.
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I Would Like To Suggest That You Book Mark This Site; www.ginseng-seed.com

Ginseng Grower, Ginseng Seed Dealer,  Dealing in Genetically Cross Bred, "Glacial Gold"™ American Ginseng Seeds and Roots, From The Glacial Fields of the Upper Midwest.
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"Glacial Gold"™ Ginseng Seeds 
And 3 Year Old Rootlets 

The Ginseng Growers Guide by Michael Hunter $12.95

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Ginseng is a Threatened
"Not A" Endangered Species.
 

I saw and was apart of changing that, within my lifetime. What little that is left in the Wild is Growing in such Isolation, that the Ginseng Plants have become inbred.  
Ginseng is a Unisexual Plant.
 
It can Reproduce With or Without Sex, when this happens With Out Sex You Get Genetic Clones.
This Depletes The Genetic Blue Print and Shortens the Life Span of the Ginseng Plant 

Unisexual Type Plants and Animals Do Not Adapt Well To Global Weather Changes. 

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You Could Put 10,000 Rootlets In The One On The Left. 
We Accept Cod's and You May Pay The Mail Person With Your Personal Check.

All Major and Foreign Credit Cards 
Are Accepted.
E Mail

 


Our goal is to cross breed the heartiest ginseng seed available and create a vibrant ginseng seed that is more tolerant of disease.

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Planting Ginseng Seeds in the
Fall of "95"
Our complete forestry program includes good timber management and the balancing of the light necessary for ginseng growth.

For " Fast" Personal Service, 
Use Our
Preferred Ordering Method 
"Toll Free"
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"Please Use The Phone To Place Your Orders"

7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. EST..

For This Fall's Planting


We Accept Cod's and You May Pay The Mail Person With Your Personal Check.

Foreign Credit Cards Are Accepted


Mom and Dad "Season of 41"

"Emperors Root"

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Wild Ginseng "Season of 94"


Dad and Wild Ginseng "Season of 64"

"Ginseng is an endangered species, and is far more endangered than anyone realizes"
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Michael Hunter Owner of Glacial Ginseng Co. In a Patch of Ginseng, Late Summer of '99
By Planting Genetically Cross Bred "Glacial Gold"™ Ginseng Seeds in Wooded Areas and Amidst Wild Ginseng, We are Reestablishing an Endangered Species in its Natural Environment. 
"Our Family"  Has Been in the Ginseng Business for 202 Years.
Ginseng has been in our family for many generations. It began with my great-great-great Grandfather who, in 1812, married a Seneca Chieftain's daughter and became one of Michigan's pioneers in the Ginseng business.
He worked for the J. J. Astor Fur Co., out of Fort Detroit.
Harold G. Hunter, my father, was a Ginseng Dealer for over 50 years. All of the local gatherers used to bring their Ginseng to him, and
 he would market it for them. I am trying to follow his foot
steps.
 

About Michael Hunter and Glacial Ginseng Co.
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by, The Late Mary Hunter
"Season of "98"

He has a vision in life, at a time of life when most men are planning to retire and play golf the rest of their days To see the endangered specie, ginseng re-introduced into the wild, back into the woods where it once grew naturally for hundreds of years His efforts to introduce genetically cross-bred seeds have been tireless.

 Due to the great demand for it in the past, ginseng was gathered to the point of almost disappearing from the wild.  In the cultures of China, Japan, Korea and through out the regions of Asia, ginseng is prized for its reputed powers to cleanse the blood, extend life, and of course the very strong belief that it is a powerful aphrodisiac.  Growing up in a family that had been involved in ginseng gathering and growing for three generations, gave Michael a invaluable education.  He absorbed a wealth of knowledge of ginseng and harvesting.

Mr. Hunters mission is indeed two-fold.  While he works, tirelessly towards the goal of genetically cross-bred ginseng.  The result of which should bring about the growth of healthier, hardier, longer living plants.  He also pursues the goal of helping families get started growing ginseng and making a worthy profit for those families.

A cottage industry the benefits the whole family and our wilderness as well Indeed a worthy effort.  Mr. Hunter has spent all of his life in the wilderness.  As a child he spent every fall, in the woods, hunting, fishing, and of course hunting ginseng.

This time spent in the wilderness with his father gave young Michael a wealth of survival skills.  It also gave him a deep appreciation of the unique and valuable asset we have in our forests here in Michigan, and elsewhere.  It has instilled a lifelong respect for the wilderness and a deep conviction that it needs to be preserved and also encouraged to grow better.  Because of his Native American heritage, Michael believes in the powers of natural herbs and plants to heal a variety of ills, and that the mind and body work hand in hand in the healing process.

A factual biography of the life of Michael Hunter would rival any work of adventure/fiction on the best seller lists today,  Woodsman, prospector, guide, timber cruiser, webmaster, editor, seed and root dealer and grower, and recognized humanitarian Michael Hunter is a very multi-faceted man.  His close association with the USDA and Michigan State University is a long standing and very cordial working relationship.

Which, in the near future, may be the source of some very exciting news for the ginseng industry. These are the things to keep in mind when reading his book "The Ginseng Growers Guide", or when reading through the website at www.ginseng-seed.com   This is a man who has committed himself to a vision and has invested his time, expertise, and money, plus part of himself toward having it realized.

Michael realizes that he may not see the final results of his goals, But all of our children and grandchildren will.  That is his life long quest Michael Hunter, owner of Glacial Ginseng Company, he is far from being your average guy, but once you have met him you feel at ease with him and you just begin to realize the depth of him.

He is a humanitarian, a logger, a miner, a ginsengers, a trail blazer, an explorer, a pioneer, a fisherman, a nature balancer, a teacher, a student, an author, and a guide And a very bold one of each.  A  modern day "Indiana Jones" He has done all of the above and has written a book, Ginseng Grower’s Guide,  which is both informative and interesting.

When you read his book, keep in mind every paragraph is but one fraction of his knowledge.  As a Native American, he often relies on his Indian background as his guide He tells people, "White man walk many miles, see little; Indian walk little, see much" How true! His dream is of balancing man and nature.

  His ideas are both moneymaking and environmentally correct  I have walked the woods with him and immediately, I am struck by how at home he is It is there in the woods where you can see his dream in his eyes, balancing nature with man.  Take what you need and leave the rest.

Balance always balance, I go to church; he goes to the woods.  He has helped me see how we are all living spirits, people, trees, plants, fish and definitely his dog "Buddy".  If we follow our spirits like we do our nose, we will see our dreams become reality.

Periodically, throughout this year Glacial Ginseng Company and Michael will put out newsletters so people who are interested can literally "watch" him as he balances his life with nature and ginseng.  You won’t be bored, either.  You can balance most things, new – old, as in old techniques and new technology.  Our guide, Michael, will take you through all the seasons; harvesting timber, fall and spring planting of ginseng, mining for gold and diamonds, harvesting ginseng seeds and roots, hunting, fishing and trapping.

As your ginseng matures beside your timber, you will achieve a balance between forestry and farming that will give you both financial and personal gratification.  Michael believes that when the student is ready, the teacher will appear, I believe that, also.  He believes in building a strong foundation in both his personal and business life.  He is a trailblazer, pioneer, explorer all rolled into one.
 

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Michael Hunter of Jackson says the best security for ginseng farmers is secrecy. 

"Front Page"
"Detroit News"

Sunday, June 15, 2003

"Front Page"
"Jackson Citizen Patriot"

Monday, June 16, 2003

Poachers strike Michigan's ginseng crop

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About Michael Hunter
By, Michael Hunter
 You could say that I was literally born into the ginseng business My Mother still enjoys telling the story of how Dad took her out hunting for ginseng three days before I was born.  Early fall is when the berries start to turn red and here in Michigan, coincides very nicely with ginseng harvesting. Dad always enjoyed his bow hunting, the October season.
 

My Dad felt that it was important that I be able to live off the land, as well as be able to live in a conventional society.  He was a product of the depression era, and grew up in extremely hard times.  Ginseng was one of the things that did move in the depression, that and black walnut logs.  For the last forty seven years, I have worked as a timber cruiser for American Veneer Company, this also gave me an excellent chance to pursue the hunt of the wild ginseng.
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 Michael Hunter Age 4 and Already On The Tractor
"Season Of 47"

I worked a number of years in the Minnesota and Wisconsin regions and got very involved with the woods growers of ginseng/  They used to have me come in and balance the woods, so that we could get the light right in the forest.  The passing of the 1994 ginseng law here in Michigan, opened up this territory.  As a timber cruiser, my work was seasonal.

As the sap came down in the trees and the logging operations started for the year, it was my job to mark the trees, select the more mature trees, etc;  So l have always been involved in the business.  Dad and I wanted to get into the idea of commercially growing ginseng.  We were getting there in '72, when they passed the endangered species act which included ginseng.

Dad wanted to grow ginseng for his retirement, I am trying to go on to make his dream a reality.  Timber season ends in early spring when the sap starts to rise, I usually spent my summers out in the gold fields of the western states.  Originally as a prospector looking for the mother lode, but as the years passed, I found it was much more interesting to be a mining guide, taking the weekend prospectors out.
 11.37 grams of Indiana gold.                                               New Gold Discovery In Michigan  
By; Michael Hunter
Hunter Mineral Exploration
Hunter Mineral Exploration Subsidiary of Glacial Ginseng Co.
Specialist in Glacier Deposited Gold

Post Hole Digger, Microscope, Impact Mill, Cement Mixer and a Gold Pan.
"Ready to go Gold Mining"
Gold Prospecting Athens Michigan

The Gold In This Picture Came From About 40 Miles South Of Ft. Wayne In.      This type of dredge is known as a “Arizona High Banker” It will empty a 3 yard bucket in about 10 minutes.
 
The real enjoyment is in the finding! The last two years have produced some very serious changes in my life. I am going to continue on with the business, so I am using this web site to write a new book.  It will be about growing ginseng, forestry, fishing, recreational gold and diamond prospecting and river reclamation.  It will be dedicated to balancing man, nature and seeing Ginseng reestablished in my lifetime. I intend to continue my ginseng seed business and research.
I feel that I can do more to reestablishing ginseng into its Natural Environment with a web page, than any other way.
Harold G Hunter, my father, was a Ginseng Dealer for over 50 years.  All of the local ginseng gatherers used to bring their Ginseng to him, and he would market it for them.
I am trying to follow his foot steps.
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Been thinking about what Dad told me years ago
about hunting wild ginseng and sweet spots. You walk in on one of them, you can just feel it there, but the deer trails have a tendency to go from one of these sweet spots to another if you follow them along. Of course, hunting for wild ginseng along deer trails is an old timers trick, but when the deer get to these sweets spots, they’re looking for the ginseng berries to eat them. Well, they eat the berries, but the seeds pass right through the deer, consequently the Deer are doing some real nice work for us. 
I am trying to follow his foot steps A book mark on our web site  might be a thought.

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Wild Ginseng Is A Threaten Species, Every Seed, Every Root
That "We" Plant "We" Make A Difference.


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"Fall Specials"
"Ginseng Planting Time"
"Seasonal Planting" Time For Ginseng 
Mar. 15 To Dec. 15th

There Will Be A 5% Discount On All Orders Received Before Aug. 1, 2014
Up Dated 03/01/2014
"New Video"
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"How To Plant And Grow American Ginseng Seed's"
By Michael Hunter
Free With All Orders
Update
03/01/14
E Mail
"Toll Free"
1-800-430-2939
"Please Use The Phone To Place Your Orders"
We Are A Mom and Pa Type Business, We Answer The Phone and
Personally Handle Your Orders and Credit Cards.
If You Don't Have A Phone,
Send Your Personal Check Or Money Order To,
Glacial Ginseng Co.
P.O. Box 122
Houghton Lake Mi. 48629

7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. EST..

ATTENTION

DUE TO A SNOW/ICE RELATED MISHAP AT SEED

STORAGE LOCATION THERE WILL BE A VERY UNEXPECTED DELAY

IN SPRING SEED SHIPMENT DATES. BECAUSE OF THIS WE WILL BE GONE FOR ABOUT A WEEK TO TRY TO HELP SOLVE THIS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

OFFICE WILL BE REOPENED BY MARCH 31,2014.


"Attention Potential  Commercial Growers"

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"My Personal Consulting Services Are Now Available"
"$1.00 Per Mile, My Place To Yours. "
"Refundable With Commercial Purchase"
 

"Ginseng Maybe Planted Any Time That The Ground Isn't Frozen"

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Fall Prices 
Stratified "Glacial Gold"™
Ginseng Seeds

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Wild Ginseng Is An Endangered Species, Every Seed, Every Root That We Plant, We Make A Difference.

1 to 4 Pounds

$169.95 (US) per lb.

5 Pounds or more

 $159.95 (US) per lb.

10 Pounds or more

$154.95 (US) per lb.

20 Pounds or more

$149.95 (US) per lb.

50 Pounds or more

$145.95 (US) per lb.

100 Pounds or more

$134.95 (US) per lb.

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Taking Orders For This Fall's Planting

"Glacial Gold"™ "Organically" "Woods Grown" 
3 Year Old Ginseng Roots


Ginseng Plants Start Producing Seeds In Their Second Year and Full Seed Pods In Their 4th Year. 

Taking Orders For This Fall's Planting

"Fall Prices" For 3 Year Old 
"Glacial Gold"™ "Woods Grown" Ginseng Roots

25 "Glacial Gold"™ "
3 Year Old Ginseng Roots

$73.95 (US)  $2.99 ea.

50 "Glacial Gold"™ 
3 Year Old Ginseng Roots

$123.95 (US)  $2.49 ea.

100 "Glacial Gold"™ 
3 Year Old Ginseng Roots

 $224.95 (US)  $2.25 ea.

250 "Glacial Gold"™ 
3 Year Old Ginseng Roots

 $496.95 (US)  $1.99 ea.

500 "Glacial Gold"™ 
3 Year Old Ginseng Roots

$874.95 (US)  $1.75 ea.

1000 "Glacial Gold"™ 
3 Year Old Ginseng Roots

$1,499.95 (US)  $1.49 ea.

2500 "Glacial Gold"™ 
3 Year Old Ginseng Roots

$3,224.95 (US)  $1.29 ea.

5000 "Glacial Gold"™ 
3 Year Old Ginseng Roots

$5,449.95 (US)  $1.09 ea.

 

Glacial Ginseng Co. And Our Growers Have Planted More  "Glacial Gold"™ American Ginseng Seeds In The Forest Of America, Than The Entire Harvest Of Wild American Ginseng, For Last 14 Years In A Row.
(Panax Quinquefolium) American Ginseng

All Orders Are Carefully Packed and May Be Safe fully Store In The Vegetable Bin Of Your Refrigerator Until  Fall Planting.  
 
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"16th Year On Net Anniversary Specials"
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"Please Use The Phone To Place Your Orders"
1-800-430-2939
7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. EST..
We Are A Mom and Pa Type Business, We Answer The Phone and Personally Handle Your Orders and Credit Cards. If You Don't Have A Phone, Send Your Personal Check Or Money Order To,
 Glacial Ginseng Co.
P.O. Box 122
Houghton Lake Mi. 48629

 
"Trail Blazer #1"
"
2 1/2" Ounces
"Glacial Gold" Ginseng Seeds 
(Appo. 900 Seeds) "Plus" The "Ginseng Growers Guide" by Michael Hunter

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"Fall Special"
$59.95 
Plus $5.95 S&H
  
E Mail
 

For " Fast" Personal Service, 
Use Our
Preferred Ordering Method 
"Please Use The Phone To Place Your Orders"
"Toll Free" 1-800-430-2939
  7 AM To 7 PM
EST..
"All Shipment's U.S. Priority Mail" 
We
Accept Cod's and You May Pay The Mail Person With Your Personal Check.

If you wish to pay with Paypal please call us first.
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"Trail Blazer #2"
Taking Orders For This Fall's Planting

15 "Glacial Gold" 3 Year Old Roots and The "Ginseng Growers Guide" by Michael Hunter
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"Fall Special"
$59.95 
Plus $5.95 S&H
 E Mail
 
For " Fast" Personal Service, 
Use Our
Preferred Ordering Method

"Please Use The Phone To Place Your Orders"
 
"Toll Free" 1-800-430-2939
  7 AM To 7 PM
EST..
"All Shipment's U.S. Priority Mail" 
We
Accept Cod's and You May Pay The Mail Person With Your Personal Check.

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"Trail Blazer #3"
Taking Orders For This Fall's Planting

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"16th Year Anniversary  Special"
"Glacial Gold"
Ginseng Seed and Root Kit

"1" Ounce (Appo. 400 Seeds) "Plus"  10 "Glacial Gold" 3 Year Old Roots and The "Ginseng Growers Guide" by Michael Hunter
$59.95 
Plus $5.95 S&H
  
E Mail
   
For " Fast" Personal Service, 
Use Our
Preferred Ordering Method
"Please Use The Phone To Place Your Orders" 
"Toll Free" 1-800-430-2939
  7 AM To 7 PM
EST..
"All Shipment's U.S. Priority Mail" 
We
Accept Cod's and You May Pay The Mail Person With Your Personal Check.
"Glacial Gold"™ Ginseng Seeds
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"Fall Special"

"$159.95"   
1 # Stratified "Glacial Gold"™ Ginseng Seeds

(Appo. 7,200 Seeds)

Included With Your Order
The "Ginseng Growers Guide" by Michael Hunter, A $12.95 Value.  Should be Planted in a Area of about 3,500 square feet or less.
Plus S&H (US)
   
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"Fall Special"
Reg. $339.95
"$299.95"   
2 # Stratified "Glacial Gold"™ Ginseng Seeds

(Appo. 14,400 Seeds)

Included With Your Order
The "Ginseng Growers Guide" by Michael Hunter, A $12.95 Value.  Should be Planted in a Area of about 7,000 square feet or less.
Plus S&H (US)
    
E Mail
For " Fast" Personal Service, 
Use Our
Preferred Ordering Method 
"Toll Free" 1-800-430-2939
  7 AM To 7 PM
EST..
"All Shipment's U.S. Priority Mail" 
We
Accept Cod's and You May Pay The Mail Person With Your Personal Check.
"
16th Year Anniversary  Special"
"Fall Special"
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Reg. $797.75
"$749.95"
5 # Stratified "Glacial Gold"™ Ginseng Seeds
(Appo. 35,000 Seeds)
 
Included With Your Order
The "Ginseng Growers Guide" by Michael Hunter,  Should be Planted  in a Area of about 17,500 square feet or less. 
Plus S&H (US)
    
E Mail
 

"For Commercial Growers"
"Now Taking Orders For This Fall's Planting"
E Mail
03/01/14

"Toll Free"
1-800-430-2939
7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. EST..
"Attention Potential  Commercial Growers"

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"16th Year Anniversary  Special"
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"Spring Special"
10 # Stratified "Glacial Gold"™ Ginseng Seeds
(Appo. 72,000 Seeds)

Reg. $1,549.50
"$1,399.95"
Should be Planted in an Area of about One Acres, Little More or Less.

Included With Your Order
The "Ginseng Growers Guide" by Michael Hunter,    
Plus S&H (US)
 E Mail
   

"Sold Out" For This Spring
Tacking Orders For This Fall's Planting

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For 5 Acres or More Of High Hardwood Forest
20 # "Glacial Gold"™ American Ginseng Seeds
(Appo. 144,000 Seeds)

Reg. $2,999.00
"$2,749.95"
Should be Planted in an Area of about Five Acres, Little More or Less.  
"Now Taking Orders For This Fall's Planting"
E Mail
   
03/01/14
"Toll Free"
1-800-430-2939

"Please Use The Phone To Place Your Orders" 

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For 10 Acres or More Of High Hardwood Forest
Taking Orders For This Fall's Planting

50 # "Glacial Gold"™ American Ginseng Seeds
(Appo. 360,000 Seeds)

Reg. $7,297.50
"$6,999.95"
Should be Planted in an Area of about Five Acres, Little More or Less.  
"Now Taking Orders For This Fall's Planting"
E Mail
   
03/01/14

"Toll Free"
1-800-430-2939

"Please Use The Phone To Place Your Orders"

7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. EST..
 
 

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"Fall Special"
For 10 Acres or More Of High Hardwood Forest
100 # "Glacial Gold"™ American Ginseng Seeds
(Appo. 720,000 Seeds)   

Reg. 12995.00
"$12,599.95"
Should be Planted in an Area of about 20 Acres, Little More or Less.
Maintenance Service, Custom Planting and Harvesting Services 


 It Is The Goal To Grow At Least 4,000 #'s of Glacial Gold Ginseng Roots Per Hundred Weight of Glacial Gold Ginseng Seeds Planted. 
Today's Market On 5 Year Old Woods Grown Ginseng Is Appo. $400 Per Pound.
4000 #'s of Root X $400.00 Per Pound= $1,600,000.00
"Now Taking Orders For This Fall's Planting"
E Mail
   
03/01/14
"Toll Free"
1-800-430-2939
"Please Use The Phone To Place Your Orders"
7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. EST..
"Attention Potential  Commercial Growers"

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"My Personal Consulting Services Are Now Available"
"$1.00 Per Mile, My Place To Yours. "
"Refundable With Commercial Purchase"

The "Ginseng Growers Guide" by Michael Hunter,  
Should be Planted  in a Area of about 10 A. More or less.
 
Plus S&H (US)

E Mail
   
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Growers Note; 100#'s of ginseng seed should produce about 4000#'s or more of dried ginseng root in 10 years. Today's Market $390.00 To $525.00 Per Pound.
In 4 to 5 Years It should be producing 800 to 1000 pounds of ginseng seed per year.  Today's Market; $25.00 to $30.00 For Green Seeds.
These plants can live to be 60 to 70 years old.   
"Seed Grower Contracts Available."

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Three Year Old Plants, Planted This Spring,  
Should Produce A Full Seed Pod By This Fall.

All Major and Foreign Credit Cards 
Are Accepted.
 

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Growers Note; 100#'s of ginseng seed should produce about 4000#'s or more of dried ginseng root in 7 years. Today's Market $290.00 To $525.00 Per Pound.
In 4 to 5 Years It should be producing 800 to 1000 pounds of ginseng seed per year.  Today's Market; $25.00 to $30.00 Green.
These plants can live to be 60 to 70 years old.   
"Seed Grower Contracts Available."

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A  service being offered by Glacial Ginseng Company is a visual site evaluation from pictures taken with a camera.   A question that I am being asked is "do I have a good site for growing ginseng?" one picture is worth a thousand words, and so what I am proposing to do is to have you go to your woods and starting in the southwest corner, walk towards the northeast corner, at about 2:00 in the afternoon. 

Take pictures to your left and to your right as you walk.  The number of pictures is kind of up to you and depends on how big a piece of land you are working with, shoot up the rest of the film that is in your camera, a half a dozen good pictures on a ten acre woods should give me an idea of what your site is like.  Adjust the number of pictures by the size of your woods.   Have someone stand about 20 yards away and try to get the bottom of their feet just nicely in the picture.  Take some pictures of some of the places that you think ginseng might do well in and I will evaluate those. 

  After evaluation of your pictures and judging from the shade, etc. I will promptly mail you a report that will have my suggestions as to the light requirements and other improvements that you might do to your site, that would improve your chances for successfully growing ginseng, (of course, I will also tell you if your site is not suitable for ginseng growing).
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  The "Ginseng Growers Guide" by, Michael Hunter,  Contains Many Helpful Tips, about Site Preparation and Planting Woods Grown Ginseng by Hand.

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Our Seeds Are Safely Stored In Our Root Cellar
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Kept At A Constant Temperature
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This Season's 
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The Very First Michigan Ginseng Dealers License Issued Under The Michigan Ginseng Law (Act 184, Public Act of 1994).

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"Glacial Gold"™ Ginseng  Seeds & Roots
(Panax Quinquefolium) American Ginseng
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 Unisexual Plants, Like Ginseng, Do Not Adapt Well To Global or Local Weather Changes, This is One of The Reasons That Ginseng Remains on The Endangered Species List.   Ginseng is Primarily a Cold Weather Plant and is Native to The Northeast Section of North America.
When Growing Ginseng in Warmer Climates it is Advisable to Have The Ginseng Seeds Becoming Climatically Adapted to There New Environment As Early as Possible.

Ginseng Seeds Have a 18 Month Germination and Can Be Planted at Any Time During Germination.  The Ginseng Seeds are Normally Kept in Stratification Pits for The First 12 Months and Then Planted in The Fall.
Many Growers Will Keep Their Ginseng Seeds in The Stratification Pits For 17.5 Months and Plant in The Spring.  This Greatly Reduces Losses to Mice, Voles, Birds, Etc;

The Serious Ginseng Growers, You Would Do Well to Purchase Your "Glacial Gold"™ American Ginseng Seeds Early.
Build Your Own Stratification Pit and Place It Out In The Woods That You Will Be Growing Your Ginseng In.
This Will Allow The Maxim Time For The Ginseng Seeds to Become Adapted to Their Environment.

Glacial Ginseng always ships our Ginseng Seeds  wrapped in cheesecloth and put into a plastic storage container.  These "Glacial Gold" American Ginseng seeds can be safely stored in the container they are shipped in for up to three months, if kept in a cool place, like your basement or the vegetable bin of your refrigerator.  All you have to do is check them periodically to make sure the seeds have not begun to dry out, moisten slightly if needed.

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 Michael Hunter Age 4 and Already On The Tractor
"Season Of 47"

Our "Glacial Gold" American Ginseng seeds are washed, float tested and decontaminated prior to packaging. The individual portions of seeds are wrapped in cheese cloth while still moist, placed inside an appropriate sized plastic baggie and sealed. This during normal shipment starts your germination right there. These seeds have always been in a closely controlled environment, never really subject to frequent temperature variations. This is a part of our continued stratification process that we have developed here at Glacial Ginseng through our research. When these packets are sealed moist, it traps the moisture within the plastic bag.

When you receive your shipments at your home, place it in your refrigerator, in the vegetable bin.   You’re giving cool steady environments, you’re not exposed to radical changes. You can watch these seeds germinate your own self, from the time you get them, you will see them develop. All you really have to do is to turn the package over once in a while.  The constant temperature will let the embryo develop slowly. They start germination during shipment inside of those bags. Leave them sealed. When you get ready to plant, your optimum time to plant is between the first of March and the 15th of April. Seeds planted in this time period should yield maximum yields. They should really start to be just indexing.

As spring progresses and the thawing cycles begin, it triggers the germination within the ginseng seed. Spring planting will many times yield better results than fall planting. Your planting window is much briefer and Mother Nature is very much in Charge!

A Trillium With Three Flowers Growing Next to a
Hard Maple Tree Are Super Signs For Ginseng.
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The Ginseng Growers Guide by Michael Hunter $12.95
Growers Tip's 
From Michael Hunter
Mice, voles (field mice), moles and slugs can be a problem, they like to eat ginseng seeds and roots.  During the winter, under the mulch and snow, all of the above are active.  The mice like to use mole tunnels to eat ginseng roots and seeds.  Slugs are active year round and given a good food supply (ginseng seeds), they
multiply.  Add a wet spring and they can multiply by the millions and eat a seed bed in a short period of time.

Prevention is the best approach, when I sow my ginseng seed, I come right behind broad casting slug pellets generously.    I like to use pellets with Mesuol in them, they seem to work the best.  This will give you initial control, I strongly suggest that you build some traps that can be easily maintained year round.  I use bricks, 6 bricks formed into a square, with 2 ends open and 2 bricks on top.  This keeps the bait dry and family pets out of it.  Commercial growers need at least 1 trap for each 2 1/2 pounds of seeds planted.  Mole tunnels, a with sharp stick, poke a hole in the top and insert some mouse bait (I use De-Con).

Place a survey flag beside of the trap.  These metal survey flags draw static electricity during storms and this releases the nitrogen trapped in the decomposing forest floor. This helps jump start the seed germination and helps you locate the traps during the winter.  Growing ginseng is a year around job.  I mix slug pellets and mouse bait and fill the trap generously and often.  Experience has taught me that mice and slugs would rather eat the bait then my ginseng seeds.
"Deer and Turkey"
Deer and Turkeys, I like to use Coyote urine, placed on cotton balls.  Coyote urine is hard to find and draws coyotes.  Human urine works and a combination of the two is very effective.  So, if you want to scare the crap out of the deer and dump your turkey problems, do it up wind of your patch.

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"Growers Tips" From The "Ginseng Growers Guide"

The "Ginseng Growers Guide" by, Michael Hunter,  Contains Many Helpful Tips, about Site Preparation and Planting Woods Grown Ginseng by Hand.

Undergrowth needs to be cleared to improve air circulation, to reduce competition and to allow room to till .  Weeds need to be eliminated. A herbicide should be sprayed on your site about four weeks prior to planting.  Round-Up works good here.  As part of your site preparation you should consider the balance of light in the woods.  If you are going to utilize the woods, you need a good forestry program.

About ninety percent of the woods that I have walked into, I could go over to the east side and I could find a place in there that with a minimal amount of work would be a good site for an initial seed bed. Those plants would then be up and growing for you, leaving time to balance your woods, work on soil and lighting requirements, etc.
Michael Hunter Owner Glacial Ginseng Co.
 
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Michigan Licensed Ginseng Dealer
# D05-001
The Very First Michigan Ginseng Dealers License Issued Under The Michigan Ginseng Law (Act 184, Public Act of 1994).

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Michael Hunter 
38 Years Of Experience
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Planted April 28th 2004 Picture Taken 06/17/04

The Seed Business  Has always Been Where The Money Is 
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Custom Planting And site Preparation 
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Consulting & Forest Management Services 
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Site Preparation
11/01/04
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Our Little Bulldozer Does a Nice Job 
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46 Maple Trees Paid For 100#s Of Seed & 2500 Rootlets
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West Branch Mi.
10/03/04
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Come On Up And Take A Look
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17 Mos. After My Colon Surgery
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Just Great To Be In The Woods Again
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"Glacial Gold"™ Ginseng Seeds
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Anderson In.  04'
Nice Light Good Soil 
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 Seed Planting $20.00 Per Pound
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No Matter Who Gets To Drive
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Disking In Seeds After Planting
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"Glacial Gold"™
Ginseng
Roots
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Hand Planting Rootlets 
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Chip Vac For Bed Mulching 
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Planted 3 Commercial Jobs This Fall
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Makes A Tough Little Bulldozer
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52" Disc You Need 500 cc Or Better
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3 Or 4 Passes And You Have A  #1 Seed Bed
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Ready To Go To Quebec 11/8/04
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Doing Some Hand Planting In Quebec
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Got Stuck A Time Or Two
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Had A Really Great Time 
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Beautiful Site, 
Great Hosts
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I Will Be Back Next Spring
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For Pictures And More Great Food
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Enough Seeds For 3 Commercial Jobs This Spring
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Safely Stored In Our Root Cellar
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Kept At A Constant 46 Degrees F.
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This Spring's "Glacial Gold"™
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Got To -10 F. The Other Night
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Getting Ready To Go To Tn, Leaving 01/03/05
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Planted April 28th 2004 Picture Taken 06/17/04

The Seed Business  Has always Been Where The Money Is

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Michael Hunter 1947
Age 4 and Already On The Tractor

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My Very First Computer.

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Wild Ginseng May "99"
Note The Young Ginseng Plant

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3 Year Old "Glacial Gold"™
 American Ginseng Plant May 2000

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"Glacial Gold"™
 
Ginseng Seedlings  5/17/02


2 Year Old "Glacial Gold™
American Ginseng Seedlings 
5/17/98

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Nice Early Morning Light.

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70% Afternoon Shade


Gold Prospecting in Michigan Spring of "93"


Author and Client Gold Prospecting
Arizona Winter of "92"

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"Old Snaggletooth" The Spirit Fish 
Of The North

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During the Fall's Planting Season, we are standing by to take your orders and credit card information  from
7:00 AM to 7:00 PM EST.. Monday through Saturday.  (Personal Checks and C.O.D.'s are also welcome.) Michael Hunter is often available to answer brief questions and take your order personally.   If you happen to be in the Houghton Lake Michigan area, please feel free to stop by and pick up your order in person.   Michael is usually around and likes to meet fellow ginseng growers. Bring Your Fishing Pole, We'll Make Time.

For More Information on Growing Ginseng and Forestry Please Read The Following Pages.
Give a Hand To Endangered Species Every Where, Do your part.
Glacial Ginseng Co. And Our Growers Have Planted More  "Glacial Gold"™ American Ginseng Seeds In The Forest Of America, Than The Entire Harvest Of Wild American Ginseng, For Last 14 Years In A Row.
Planting Woods Grown Glacial Gold Ginseng Seeds.

Ginseng Growers Guide
by, Michael Hunter

Ginseng Berry Extract, A Cure For Diabetes and Obesity?

Ginseng and Forestry, Free Visual Site Evaluations With A Cam Phone

How to Grow Genetically Cross Bred "Glacial Gold" Ginseng Seed

Harvesting Veneer Timber and
Growing Ginseng in Sweet Spot's
Ginseng Planting Time, Site
Preparation and Maintenance
Planting Woods Grown "Glacial Gold" Ginseng Seeds By Hand and Commercially
Ginseng Growing Under Artificial Shade by Michael Hunter About the Author and Glacial Ginseng Co. by Ilene Squires Panax Newsletter Archives, Links and Other Pages
Ginseng Seed Stratification and Adapting To Weather Changes 

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