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Growing Ramps from farmer's market plants?

Posted by bart1 6/7 Northern VA (My Page) on
Fri, May 2, 14 at 17:19

I bought some ramps at the local farmers market and they had the roots intact on the ends. They didn't look much different than the little onion plant bunches you buy at garden centers.

Is there a way to transplant / replant them in the wild like you would with onions?

I found a site online that said you can cut off the end with the roots, soak it in water for a few days and then transplant into soil.

Has anyone ever tired this?
Does it work?
Should I plant them like onions (roots underground and "bulb" part above ground)?

Thanks!
Bart


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RE: Growing Ramps from farmer's market plants?

This book is coming back into print this summer, and it has a chapter on growing ramps. It says you need moist soil with an acidic pH of 4.9, lots of calcium, and 50 percent shade. The plants will be entering dormancy soon, so you may not see them again until next spring.

Here is a link that might be useful: growing ramps and woodland medicinals


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