I’m looking to plant these and let them go in a downhill, mostly shaded site. It’s pretty big and I figured unless I want to wait 10 years, I need to buy in quantity. Anyone have a recommendation re buying large quantities of these from a specific source?
I just moved to a new home and have a long strip of shade garden that needs to get planted next to a walking path along the North Side of my home (back wall). It literally never sees the sun but is open fully with no trees near by. Decent light as far as full shade goes.
Might as well make it edible AND beautiful. The ramps might go well under the fruit trees I have been... and will continue to put in.
https://www.prairiemoon.com/search.html has both ostrich fern and ramps as bare root at $8 and $7. They won't have been selected for flavor: Prairie Moon focuses on restoration. Still. I was just reading the forager chef who points out that if you buy farmer's market ramps with full bulbs they transplant well.
Living in Piedmont NC, attempting restoration of four acres
I wrote to a few ramp sellers (who I have no experience with) and heard back from both. This one appears to be cheaper: LedgeRock Farm
They sell 1 lb at $10/lb, but the best price is $9/lb at 3 pounds ($27) (not sure why they charge more per pound for 4 or 5 pounds). I asked them how many per pound and they got back to me that it's generally between about 30-50 bulbs/pound. So at the 3 lbs price that's conservatively about 27 cents per bulb plus shipping....not bad!