Hello everyone. I hope this email finds you all happy and healthy.
I just wanted to send a quick email to let everyone know that I had a chance to make it back to the woods and dig some more ramp bulbs. Being out in the woods in the cool weather with the leaves changing colors is a feeling like no other. I wish everyone could experience Fall in West Virginia at least one time. The beauty in this area this time of year is something I’ve never experienced anywhere else.
Time keeps marching on. The days are long, but the years seem to go by faster and faster the older that I get. This summer was extremely wet here in WV, and my rain gauge has recorded a whopping 47.23″ of rain since January 1st. All of the rainy days has made this summer seem to go by even faster than the previous ones.
The good news is that this past week was very dry and we had time to put some ramp bulbs on the shelf. Now is a great time to plant bulbs since you don’t have to worry about putting them in frozen ground or trying to store them until the ground thaws.
Thanks for all of the orders in the past years. I look forward to shipping your more ramp bulbs!
Just a quick post to alert everyone of a new product just added. I only have a small quantity of this Ramp Spice Blend available at the moment to see how everyone likes it. We’ve been using it here at home and are really enjoying it.
After being unavailable for two years, ramps are back on the menu!
The order page is currently active and accepting orders. I will ship on a first come, first serve basis. I don’t know how many I will be able to ship, or how long I will be shipping. The weather has been all over the place for the past three weeks with temperatures in the 70s midweek and back to snowing on the weekends. Fingers crossed that this weather pattern quickly changes to nicer weekends so I can get some of these highly sought after Appalachian jewels shipped out to your door.
We’ve been in the midst of a cold snap here in the mountains of West Virginia since January the 6th. I wanted to sell ramp bulbs all through January and February of this year, but the ground was frozen for a long time making it very difficult to dig them. It was a little warmer last week and I was able to go out and get a few. I have those for sale now and if the weather forecast is correct, I should be able to keep them coming. If not, I will sell these and await another thaw.
If you stopped by any time within the last 10 days with the intentions of ordering ramp bulbs, you likely saw my banner that orders were closed while I worked through all of the orders that I had received the week prior. I have finished working through those now, and the order form is active again. This will probably be the last batch of ramp bulbs in 2021.
That evening chill is here once again in the mountains of West Virginia. The tree frogs have gone silent, the squirrels are scavenging nuts all day long, and the whitetail deer are chasing each other from dusk till dawn. A sure sign that Fall has arrived.
Fall is an excellent time to plant ramp bulbs. You can get them in the ground before the ground freezes and they will lay dormant until the longer days and warmer sun in the spring wakes them up.
Greetings everyone. I hope this message finds you all happy and in good health. It feels like it has been forever since I last messaged you, but it’s only been a few months.
I wanted to get a little bit of a head start on shipping ramp bulbs this year since I had a late start last year. This early in the season, the bulbs are still swollen from the summer months. If you’ve ever wanted to try pickled ramp bulbs or canned ramp bulbs, the best time to process them is now, when they are large. If you don’t want to pickle or can them, you can go ahead and get them planted now before your ground freezes. Once they are a couple of inches in the ground, they will survive any harsh winter mother nature can throw at them and pop right out of the ground next spring. Or, you can just clean them and cook them. There are plenty of options when it comes to late summer and early fall ramp bulbs.