Northeast Gardening forum: Growing ramps from roots in 7a?

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May 6, 2017 8:52 PM CST
Hi all. I bought a bunch of ramps (Allium tricoccum) from the greenmarket that were probably unsustainably harvested - they have the roots on the bottom. I cut off the roots and about 1/4" of the bulb from each, so I have a bunch of roots now. I'm wondering if anyone's had success replanting the roots and growing your own ramps.

I know the conventional wisdom on ramps is that they only grow wild, but I've seen a few articles about growing your own. So has anyone had success doing this, and if so, any advice on what to do? For reference, I'm in Zone 7A (NY). Thanks!
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Name: Marilyn
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May 7, 2017 3:22 PM CST
The only ramps I've seen here have been near a reservoir, growing along with wild flowers in damp peaty soil....if you can duplicate what they like, maybe they will grow for you.....I never picked any ramps, so I don't know if I would like them....never see them sold here......
Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
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May 8, 2017 12:15 PM CST
I've never grown them or even seen them selling around here. I think Celeste might grow these @pixie62560
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Name: Celeste
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May 8, 2017 2:43 PM CST
Nope , not me, sorry!
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