Several years ago we planted some ramp seedlings in a shady part of our garden in hopes that they would naturalize. Also known as wild leeks, they reproduce by seed which can take up to 18 months to germinate; we’ve been told to allow five years for them to get established. To give the straggly population a boost, we planted some more ramps bought at a local green grocer. Ramps are in danger of being overforaged, and we like the idea of these being returned to the ground — thanks to Abby for the tip!
The seedlings are progressing nicely — Aprile pomodorini tomatoes in front, leeks and fennel behind. They’ve still a ways to go before it warms up enough for them to go outdoors.