Friday, March 23, 2007

Partial order of Ramps arrived!

The Ramp bulbs and seeds arrived this Thursday. I guess the Ramps themselves are not fully grown to be picked yet. Should arrive by next week I hope. Looks like rain for most of the weekend so I'll wait 'til the ground dries up a bit. It's a sodden mess right now as our clay does not soak up the moisture readily and we have water ponding in the low spots.


Blogger Rurality said...

I keep hearing about ramps but I've never seen them here. They sound tasty!

4:49 PM  
Blogger Ki said...

Hi rurality,
If you like onions or anything from that family you'll definitely like ramps. I think they're about the best tasting of them all and nothing is wasted-you eat almost all of the plant leaves included except the roots. The only thing is that it's becoming a gourmet item as it's catching on with the upscale restaurants so demand for ramps are becoming great with the resultant increase in price. So try them before it becomes too expensive to eat. As it is $12.50 for a pound of vegetables is not cheap by any means but shipping is included for that price so it's not as bad as it seems. Should grow well in the forested places where you live I would think.

6:10 PM  
Blogger Blackswamp_Girl said...

How cool... your mailman is being a lot nicer than mine this week in terms of bringin you cool plants. ;)

9:39 AM  
Blogger Ki said...

Hi Kim,
I just planted the ramp bulbs and seeds. I left the bulbs in the garage but they started to sprout even growing through the perforation in the bag it came in so I thought I should get it in the ground-they want to get on with the business of growing. This was a good week for plants arriving by USPS and UPS. I love getting these little gifts to myself. Like a continuous Christmas. :)

11:20 AM  
Blogger Freudian Slip said...

Good luck with your ramps! I hope they fare well here.

5:45 PM  
Blogger Ki said...

Thanks Matt, the smaller ramps too tiny to eat, that I ordered last year, went into a shady place where I have a small woodland garden. I see about 4 sprouts that I'm hoping are the ramp plants. I also planted some seeds last year bought from a different seed company that I later found out, many people considered not to be a reliable source of good quality seed, have not sprouted at all. The seeds I got this year from the RampFarm look much bigger and fuller so I'm hoping they will germinate and produce a good crop of ramps in two years. Thanks for stopping by.

4:43 PM  

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