100 Ramp Bulbs

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100 Ramp Bulbs – Ready for planting.

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100 Ramp Bulbs – Ready for planting.

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.

Got something to discuss?

4 months 3 days ago

Before switching to this new shop, there were hundreds of comments and questions. I haven’t figured out how to migrate them to here, so feel free to post more!

1 month 27 days ago

Hi. I was wondering if you will have more ramps for sale by early spring 2018?

1 month 17 days ago


1 month 15 days ago

Thanks! That’s good to hear! Looking forward to ordering some!

4 days 1 hour ago

A few years ago I ordered 400 ramp bulbs to establish about 15 small plots of ramps planted in an oak timber. They are doing great now! The bulbs were big enough that I could collect seeds to plant to help the plots get bigger. Very happy with the bulbs I received and how well the ramps have grown. Also, I was worried about deer eating them, but the deer seem to leave them alone.

I think WildWestVirginiaRamps is the best source for ramp bulbs!

3 days 14 hours ago

That’s awesome! I love hearing about success stories!!