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Ramps have started sprouting too early!

 
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Hi,
So I was stratifying some ramps (wild leeks)and as per packet instructions, they need a warm period followed by a cold period.
Well, I just checked on them and they starting sprouting in their warm period! I was planning on them sprouting in the spring after their cold period.
I planted them in pots but I’m not sure if they grow well in pots. Will they be ok? Any advice?
Thanks!
 
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This is the time of year that people start onions in pots for planting out in the spring. Keep them in bright light to keep from getting leggy. I think that they'll thrive for you.

 
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Assuming you're American/ Canadian, the natural state of our forests is supposed to have a sense layer of natural topsoil, much of which was destroyed by invasive earthworms. I don't believe Ramps necessarily need that, like some plants, but, yeah, topsoil (even human-supplied) & shade together can't hurt it.

You're not the only one to notice this sort of thing. In Ohio last year, a lot of plants became confused by the weather & began trying to bud early. Especially trees, like Sumac, Maple & Mulberry. Then, winter came back for too long & forced them back into dormancy again. Long story short, they took longer to come back in the second time & weren't legitimately leading until close to June. They tried to do it again this year too.
 
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I had that happen with asparagus everything I read said it would take 1-2 months to germinate, it took 7 days! Keep them in pots and keep them in plenty of light they will be fine, They are slow growing anyway so they're not going to be like tomatoes and try to take over your house.
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