Saturday, April 05, 2008

South Korea-Muju-Ginseng Farm

This is our Korean Tour Guide. He was giving us a tour guide around the Ginseng Farm. Too bad, we cant see any ginseng plants, the seeds were just planted in the soil.

Rows of ginseng plants.

This part of the farm is not suitable to grow ginseng so the farmer grows wheat instead.


Lilli & Nevada said...

Very interesting how they plant the Ginseng. I have never seen it so am wondering what it looks like when it is grown

Alyssa said...

I'm enjoying your vacation very much. The entries about food are particulary interesting. Everything looks so very colorful.

It's funny, here in Wisconsin lots of farmers grow ginseng. On the way up north, you can see acres of those dark shades over the plants.
I read that it is a fairly profitable business.

alicesg said...

Yes, ginseng is expensive but in South Korea, ginseng were controlled by the government and so the farmers cannot quote too high the prices. Visitors are not allowed to bring many ginseng out of Korea too. There were a limit to how many one can purchase.