As the title says, the next orders will be shipping out on 4/20. Please get your order in before Sunday 4/19 to be placed in this weeks shipments.
The order page is located here: Wild Ramp Order Form
If you have ramps in your area and want to dig them yourself, please remember a few key points in harvesting in a sustainable matter.
While many argue over what constitutes a healthy ramp population in a forest patch, I think it is best to harvest conservatively. Studies show that only 5 to 10 percent of the ramps in a patch should be harvested each year to ensure their future survival. When I harvest ramps, I do the following:
- Harvest only the largest ramps in a clump (ramps grow in clumps of 5 to 10). This assures that the smaller plants are left to mature and go to seed.
- If there are a number of large ramps in a clump, take—at most—only half the plants. By leaving some older ramps, it guarantees that the clump will recover.
- When harvesting, keep moving around the patch. This assures that you won’t accidentally harvest too many ramps from one location.
Taking these precautions guarantees that harvesting is done in a sustainable manner.
The cold snap this week slowed the growth of the ramps down a little bit, so we have another week of bulbs. If you haven’t ordered yet, you still have time. You would primarily use these ramp bulbs for planting. I hope it warms up a bit this week so they can finally get some green tops on them!
The order form is located here; Ramp Bulbs Order Form
ramp bulbs for planting
By now I hope several of you that have bought bulbs have had time to get them in the ground. The second round of orders should be arriving to everyone tomorrow or Wednesday. (Make sure you water them heavily after planting!)
The next orders of ramp bulbs will be shipping out on Monday 3-23-2015 and Tuesday 3-24-2015. If you want to plant some bulbs, please get your orders in before then. Some of the bulbs have started poking their heads above the ground, so I expect that in two weeks you will be ordering what you have been waiting on for so long….
This is an older picture, but we will be there in a couple of weeks. I know I can’t wait to get some of these in my belly along with some fried potatoes and bacon. Delicious!
For now though, they’re still just bulbs. If you are interested in the bulbs, the order page with qty and pricing information is located here: Ramp Bulbs for sale.