Buy Ramp Bulbs

west virginia ramp bulbs



36 Bulbs for $25

100 Bulbs for $60

Bulk pricing is available by request.

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.

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  1. 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

  2. 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?

      • 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?

  3. 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 !

  4. 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.

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

    • 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).

  6. So it’s now early May, when is the next time I can order something to plant ramps? From what I’m reading, I suspect its next spring? Ramps were plentiful in the farmers markets here in NY last week, would I be able to do anything with those to establish some plants? The farms usually sell them roots and all. Good those give me a headstart til I’m able to buy bulbs next spring?

  7. How well will ramps do in Alabama’s Gulf Coast region? There are thickets around my house that might be perfect for growing them if climate is not a problem

  8. Just ordered bulbs. Near St Louis. It’s November. And snowing. When are you shipping? Can I plant this time of year? I usually order in Jan and plant in late Feb or March.

    • Rebecca,
      Last year I bought them at similar time, planted immediately part of it and kept another part in a damp dirt on a cool porch. At late winter or early spring ones on a porch began to grow so I put them into pots. It was still to cold to plant outside (Maryland, zone 7a.
      Later ones which I planted outside in a late fall began to grow too. Comparing ones I planted in November / December with ones I kept on a porch – ones planted immediately did better, we’re healthier / thicker.

  9. My husband and I adore ramps, having picked alot of them wild while living close to the Black Forest. I just ordered some bulbs to plant (yay!) My question is this: We live in Montana, where it has been SUPER cold, and my bulbs arrived and (sadly) froze in my mailbox in the time it took me to get home and retrieve them. I have them in the fridge now, but do you think they’ll actually survive having been frozen? (The temp was something like -10) Should I order more? Don’t really want to miss out on another year! Thanks for your consideration.

    • I’m not sure if they will survive or not. They get frozen in the ground most winters since they don’t grow very deep. Just have to try planting them to find out. 🙂

  10. Guys, when I collect Allium Tricoccum leaves in my garden, should I cut just some leaves of each individual plant to allow it to survive and prosper next seasons, or do they respond good to cutting all the leaves?