Harvesting the all-round herb

Ginseng cultivation in the B.C. Interior collapsed a few years ago, apparently due to over-supply

Terry Hogg holds one of a crop of ginseng that he helped grow in a field south of Little Fort.

Terry Hogg holds one of a crop of ginseng that he helped grow in a field south of Little Fort.

Terry Hogg holds one of a crop of ginseng that he helped grow in a field south of Little Fort. The plants were grown under shade and took four years to reach harvesting size.

Ginseng cultivation in the B.C. Interior collapsed a few years ago, apparently due to over-supply. Markets appear to have improved, however, and a few growers again are trying their luck.