ramps

Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:36 pm

its getting close for the time for ramps to come up. Anyone in ohio have any luck growing them ? I planted a buch about 5 years ago that my brother in law broght from west virginia. they come up every year, but the dont spread. I dont pull any, but mabey i sould, would that help them spread ??

Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:01 am

Just curious. What are ramps???

Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:11 am

TJ - ramps are wild leeks.

Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:35 am

Bigdog wrote:TJ - ramps are wild leeks.


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:oops: Well I was curious what they were too. Leeks huh!!, Gosh dernit, I was going to buy some seeds and plant them for future tractor ramps. :lol:

Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:54 pm

The taste (and smell) is a cross between strong onions and very strong garlic. You don't want to be going to the movies with your favorite date after a ramp dinner.:D

http://www.kingofstink.com/

Sat Mar 31, 2007 2:19 am

johnbron wrote:
Bigdog wrote:TJ - ramps are wild leeks.


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:oops: Well I was curious what they were too. Leeks huh!!, Gosh dernit, I was going to buy some seeds and plant them for future tractor ramps. :lol:


I thought it had to do with tractor ramps until I started reading the post. I guess they don't grow on the west side of the big river.

Thanks for the link Donny I guess I learned something today.

Mon Apr 02, 2007 2:24 pm

Me too. I was surprised the topic wasn't on the tractor board!

We have something my grandmother always called wild onion- roughly, you eat the top of the plant like green onion or chives. Also very strong, but tastes like garlic scapes (the garlic green sprout).

Spring eating here is cowslips (leafy green plant with yellow flowers that grows in wet areas) and fiddleheads (unfurled sprout of an oyester fern).

Mon Apr 02, 2007 6:21 pm

Ramps, wild onions are up in Missouri. Just mowed off a bunch, nice onion smell. I have wild onions and garlic growing in the lawn.

Eugene

Thu May 03, 2007 8:22 am

I dug a bunch of ramps yesterday. Ramps appear to propagate from the bulb. To my uneducated eye. It would appear that you need to divide the ramps (dig them up and replant the main bulb and the smaller bulbs that grow adjacent to the main bulb.)

Eugene

Fri May 04, 2007 2:47 pm

We were over-ran by something that resembled that here, but I FINALLY got it gone with round-up and the roto-tiller!!!---still got some wild onions to get rid of, also winter onions are taking over! thanks; sonny

Mon May 07, 2007 10:45 pm

Geesh Sonny, I want my ramps to spread , and you are cutting yours off ...