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Germination of

Panax ginseng

Korean Ginseng: Panax ginseng, Asian Ginseng

Panax ginseng

Panax ginseng: To germinate Panax ginseng seeds, start by soaking them in cool water for 24 hours. After soaking, plant the seeds in a well-draining soil mix, covering them with 1-2 inches of soil. Keep the container in a cool, dark location with a temperature range of 50-70�F (10-21�C). Keep the soil moist but not overly wet. Germination can be slow and irregular, ranging from 2-6 weeks or longer.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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