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    Any sign of growth yet? Hope they did well over the winter.
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    My plants: http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=128718

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    Grow them like a woodland orchid and you're set.

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    woot woot!!

    stopped counting after 30, guessing over 50 plants

    nomnomonom, but wont harvest any this year.... maybe next

    Ill let them grow another week or so before I take some pics... right now the biggest have 3-4" leaves with most 2-3"
    I crushed a leaf with my fingers and omg the smell LOL

    Hope they flower

    With someone's over abundance of generosity, I passed on a pile to Crissy... I think she has growth too, but I'll let her chime in on hers
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    That's really good news for Crissy. I hope she does show us some photo's. I'm enjoying the success of you guys.

    I am wondering if you should give them any fertilizer? I know they only get leaf mold where they grow, so they may not need it, but you know-a little bit of a jump start may work to your advantage. What do you think?
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    Hi,
    I'm in the Appalachian mountains of West Virginia the Ramp festivals will be starting up next month.
    Someone gave me a small bag of about a dozen plants last year since I had never heard of them before.
    They smelled stronger than anything I'd ever smelled before! I had to keep them outside!
    I finally gave them to a neighbor who ate them for dinner!
    Whew! Ramp breath! eeeew! Not good! 100X worse than garlic and onions combined!
    I suggest you grow them far from your dwelling! these things are awesomely strong!
    They grow in some highland meadows here but, sadly the wild ones are being over harvested.
    I think you eat the green growth, not the bulbs ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerrysmith View Post
    That's really good news for Crissy. I hope she does show us some photo's. I'm enjoying the success of you guys.

    I am wondering if you should give them any fertilizer? I know they only get leaf mold where they grow, so they may not need it, but you know-a little bit of a jump start may work to your advantage. What do you think?
    Jerry, to be honest I just don't know.... it would seem like a good idea, but I wonder if it would have the same effect on the plants in competition for the same space. I think I will just watch their progress this first year and see how they look next spring. I will base my decision depending on if their numbers/growth increases or decreases.

    Mine are in an area very rich with leaf litter. I'm very hopeful they do well


    Quote Originally Posted by Dan796 View Post
    Hi,
    I'm in the Appalachian mountains of West Virginia the Ramp festivals will be starting up next month.
    Someone gave me a small bag of about a dozen plants last year since I had never heard of them before.
    They smelled stronger than anything I'd ever smelled before! I had to keep them outside!
    I finally gave them to a neighbor who ate them for dinner!
    Whew! Ramp breath! eeeew! Not good! 100X worse than garlic and onions combined!
    I suggest you grow them far from your dwelling! these things are awesomely strong!
    They grow in some highland meadows here but, sadly the wild ones are being over harvested.
    I think you eat the green growth, not the bulbs ?
    LOL, their aroma is infamous....

    I originally thought you ate just the bulbs; I was tossing away the green bits LOL
    Crissy playfully teased me about it when I told her what I was doing.

    You eat both parts :-)

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    Not the best photo, here's mine. I estimate I have about 15 or so in total.



    I had bought about three or four bunches from the market and planted them. I also ended up with a few "extras" in the mail. I don't know what's what. I probably had close to 100 or so planted all in all. Ramps are back in at the WNC farmer's market. I plan to purchase some more for planting. I just ate half a bunch with dinner. They go great on hamburgers. I won't bother my patch for quite sometime. I may try to find another spot on the property in case that particular spot isn't ideal.

    As far as the strong aroma and flavor, I absolutely love it!! They are much stronger than onions and add such a great flavor to just about everything. I wish their season was longer than just a few weeks.

    The fertilizer is a good suggestion. I will certainly try it.

    ...and yes, you eat BOTH parts .
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    HaHaHa!
    I hope you aren't honey mooning any time soon!

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