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Ramp Bulbs Are No Longer Available For Spring Shipping

Ramp bulbs are easy to plant and a great way to get a head start on growing your own bumper crop, or just growing some so you will be able to pluck them fresh out of the ground, flower pot, or unique raised bed ramp garden that you create. (I’ve seen some really nice raised bed gardens that are just begging to have a few dozen ramps planted in them.)

How should I plant and grow these ramp bulbs?

For best growing results mimic how and where the ramps grow in the wild. In the wild Ramps grow in shaded areas (usually under trees) with an abundance of moisture and soil rich in organic matter. Look carefully around your gardening area for a tree that will provide a moist soil with lots of shade. Organic matter such as leaves should be abundantly added. Ramps grow naturally under a forest canopy of beech, birch, sugar maple, and/or poplar. Other forest trees under which ramps will grow include buckeye, linden (basswood), hickory, and oak. A forested area with any of these trees present provides an ideal location for planting a ramp crop. Areas that host trillium, tooth wort, nettle, black cohos, ginseng, bloodroot, trout lily, bell wort, and may apple should be suitable for growing ramps. If there is not a wooded area available to grow ramps, a shade structure can be erected over the planting site.

Hardwood leaves provide the best mulch for ramps. Poor results have been obtained with pine bark and commercial mulches and they should be avoided. The effects of mulching are numerous: decaying organic matter provides essential elements like nitrogen, much needed moisture is retained within the mulched area, and the mulch acts as an insulator to protect the plants in sub-zero temperatures. In addition, mulching helps to suppress weeds as well as protect newly sown seeds, seedlings, and ramp bulbs from wildlife.

I would rather plant my ramp bulbs in the woods.

That’s a great idea also! To plant under a forested canopy, rake back the leaves on the forest floor, removing any unwanted weeds, tree sprouts, or roots. If the soil is not naturally high in organic matter, incorporate organic materials such as composted leaves and other decaying plant material from the forest. Loosen the soil and rake to prepare a fine bed. Sow bulbs about 1/2 to 1 inch a part pressing them gently into the soil. Cover bulbs with several inches of leaves to retain moisture in the soil and to protect the bulbs from the wildlife. When using artificial shade, ensure that you till plenty of organic matter into the soil prior to sowing your bulbs.

36 Comments

  1. I WANT MY RAMPS NOW !!!@

  2. Seems like I’m having difficulty with order form. Would like to place an order. Could you please email order form to me?
    Thank you so very much

  3. Give me some ramps today any like some more now

  4. I’d like 36 ramp bulbs but live in Maine. Can they be shipped During April?

    Bill

  5. Do you have to worry about deer eating ramps planted in the woods?

  6. Deer don’t like ramps nor garlic because of the pungent odor, it messes up their ability to smell predators.

  7. When do they ship?

  8. Can I bring these back to CO? I miss Ramos so much

  9. I was so excited to find Ramps that I didn’t put much thought into storing them for the next month or so…what’s the best way to store bulbs until you can plant?

    • Put them in some dirt and put them outside in the cold. They will be fine that way.

      • I am in the same boat as Brook. With respect to your above comment, do you mean put the ramps and dirt in a pot and put the pot outside during the winter? If the ground is frozen, is there another option for the long term storage of the ramp bulbs?

        • What I was trying to convey was to put them in a pot of dirt and put the pot outside for the winter. That is the best way I have found to store them.

  10. Love to order bulbs to establish in hardwood forest at back of property. Loaded with trout lilies , trillium and May Apples , so I am assuming perfect conditions. I do live in western NY though. It’s been a crazy mild winter , but I worry about when to plant ? Store in dirt as you suggested above ? Or right in the ground if it’s not frozen ? Hate to buy and have them die before we get them in ? Should I wait to order ? Thanks !

  11. I have some ‘transplanted’ ramps growing in a wooded area and am now ordering more of them. You can never have enough ramps!

    I am in the northern Shenandoah Valley in Virginia and mine were transplanted in areas where I knew the ramps would do well. Just like the instructions say — mimic the ramps’ natural environment as best as possible and the ramps you purchase will flourish. Mine are near our stream, in the woods where we have mostly deciduous mature trees like Oak, Hickory, Redbuds, Sassafras, and Dogwoods.

  12. Since ramp bulbs have stopped shipping–can I plant live small ramps now and have them live to multiply next year?

    • You can plant them this year, but I don’t think they will seed that soon. It will take a season or two for them to flower and seed.

  13. Melissa D Waller

    August 27, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    How much are the ramp bulbs?

  14. How big are the bulbs? are they mature or small? If I order a large 60 count how many will I get for free?

    • Since we are in the middle of winter, the bulbs are small due to the shrinkage in the cold weather. They are from mature plants though. The LARGE $60 order comes with 100 bulbs. During this sale, you get the 100 bulbs + you get 36 bulbs (free) from the small order. (THE SALE WAS ONLY FROM 1-12-17 TO 1-14-17).

  15. Can you ship to New Zealand?

  16. Can you ship to Canada?

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