Ideal way to transplant Ramps (Allium tricoccum)

actionclawApril 24, 2013

Though strongly related to this topic, my specific question wasn't hit on and the post got long and off topic so I thought a newer, more to-the-point post might be better:

I have a property that will support ramps, have successfully transplanted them there before and am about to do so again.

I'm wondering about what, if any, difference it might make whether I plant the entire ramp; root, bulb and greens as opposed to bulb only.

With daffodils, for example, I know it's best to leave the greens on as long as possible so they continue to nourish the bulb. With previous ramp transplants, though they successfully grew back following years, if I recall correctly, the greens died out immediately upon transplanting.

I'm more than willing to sacrifice short-term in exchange for long-term gains but, if transplanting the plant in whole is inconsequential, I'd rather eat than waste them.

Does the plant benefit by being transplanted in it's entirety, with greens attached?


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Every place I move to I replant leeks (ramps) by whole plants (leaves,bulbs and roots) but also with the bulbs I eat, I cut roots off to eat the bulbs, I replant the roots, by tossing them in an area that supports them, it can take longer for them to regrow but they do regrow. Just leave a very small bit of white from the bulb base before tossing in whole.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2013 at 9:19AM
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