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Wild leeks / ramps bare root availability

Discussion in 'Fruits & Vegetables' started by SprigOfTheLivingDead, May 15, 2019.

  1. May 15, 2019
    Rhodie Ranch

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    I happened to get an assigned Mystery Shop out the way of The Grange. I dropped by and all they had left were Walla Walla bunches of onions. Like 75% off too. They also had a variety of seed potatoes. Its the end of our season out here.
     
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  2. May 16, 2019
    Beekissed

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    We've got ramps all over this state, so I'm familiar with what you are talking about. My brother planted some down in a wood lot at the bottom of the meadow last year and they are doing very well this year. We'll not harvest any this year and let them continue to spread there.

    Can't remember which seed catalog I was in earlier this year and saw where you could order some ramps for planting....not seeds, but actual plants. Saw some for sale on Etsy too.
     
  3. May 17, 2019
    flowerbug

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    ask her if she'd like some hard neck garlic. it is very good and strong garlic. i can save some to send once it finishes up. it will survive any winter MN throws at it. :) you can treat it like a green spring onion if you want.
     
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  4. May 18, 2019
    digitS'

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    I enjoy having shallots. I don't believe that they would have any problem being planted here in the fall. However, I've always put them in the garden in early spring. Several times as seeds sown in a little, season-long, dedicated piece of ground.

    Leeks, I really don't know about fall planting, either. I've never left them in the ground. I'm with your DW on having different varieties in the onion family. It's not that we eat so many onions ... well, maybe it is :rolleyes:.

    Each variety/group/species is different from the other. And, it's like this vegetable is so commonly used in our cooking that many of us get in a rut by what is available in the produce section of the soopermarket.

    Break free! Instead of onions in your soup, try leeks. Instead of sauteed onions for your gravy, try shallots. No. They won't light your hair on fire. Quite the opposite.

    Garlic, certainly we use that but in such limited amounts and clearing nearly all of the gardens every fall, it doesn't matter too much if I grow it or not. Of course, I could be wrong ...

    ;) Steve
     
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  5. May 21, 2019 at 6:58 PM
    ninnymary

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    Steve, I’ve broken free! Haha

    My spring onions flowered and got almost as big as leeks. I harvested them and have been using them as regular onions. Put a big one cut in half in my pinto beans. Taste just like regular onions! Haha

    Mary
     
  6. May 22, 2019 at 12:42 AM
    flowerbug

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    we got our plants today at the greenhouse.

    they had ramps in 1 gallon pots for about $9.

    eek!
     
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