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Ramp bulbs/seeds

Kyle Williams


Joined: Jul 09, 2009
Posts: 35
Location: Portland, OR
Does anyone know of a trusted source where you can get seeds or bulbs for ramps?  I have about an acre of full canopy shade on my land, and I'd like to try to grow them here in Olympia and see how they do.  I ordered seeds from a place online about 3 months ago, and have never received my seeds although they did charge me.

Also, does anyone have any experience trying to grow ramps in the PNW?  The foresty bit of my land has maple, fir, and red alder as canopy, with lots of sword and bracken fern in the herbaceous layer, and is probably 98+% shaded for most of any day of the year.

Any information would help, thanks so much!
benboo Hatfield


Joined: Jun 07, 2011
Posts: 10
Hey, around here in WNY the ramp seeds are just maturing, so maby they are waiting for a fresh batch of seeds. just an idea...
Tyler Ludens
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Joined: Jun 25, 2010
Posts: 5318
Location: Central Texas USA Latitude 30 Zone 8
    
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I've purchased seeds from these folks, though not ramps specifically:  http://www.prairiemoon.com/seeds/wildflowers-forbs/allium-tricoccum-wild-leek/?cat=249


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Moody Vaden


Joined: Dec 15, 2010
Posts: 49
Location: Maryland
Why at the Ramp Farm, of course. 

http://www.rampfarm.com/
Brenda Groth
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Joined: Feb 01, 2009
Posts: 4432
Location: North Central Michigan
    
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careful if gathering from the wild, very easy to completely ruin a wild clump


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Victor Johanson


Joined: Oct 18, 2011
Posts: 215
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
    
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Oikos sells bulbs:

http://oikostreecrops.com/store/product.asp?P_ID=699&PT_ID=80&strPageHistory=cat


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tel jetson
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Joined: May 17, 2007
Posts: 2962
Location: woodland, washington
    
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Kyle Williams wrote:
Also, does anyone have any experience trying to grow ramps in the PNW?  The foresty bit of my land has maple, fir, and red alder as canopy, with lots of sword and bracken fern in the herbaceous layer, and is probably 98+% shaded for most of any day of the year.


the firs could give you trouble, as could the ferns.  firs generally have a lot of shallow roots that will compete with the ramps.  and the ferns occupy the same vertical layer as the ramps, though they might get up before the bracken.

I've grown a limited amount of ramps, and I'm planning more in the future.  it's certainly doable, but our precipitation patterns really aren't ideal for this particular plant.  so I think we'll have to temper our expectations somewhat in this part of the world.  your brief description of your site does sound promising, it's just likely that you'll have to do a bit of weeding for a while and pick your spots carefully.


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Rob Viglas


Joined: Jun 03, 2011
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H Ludi Tyler wrote:I've purchased seeds from these folks, though not ramps specifically:  http://www.prairiemoon.com/seeds/wildflowers-forbs/allium-tricoccum-wild-leek/?cat=249



Wow! What a great site and resource, thanks for sharing!
 
 
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