I recently purchased some ramps from someone who sold them to me in complete chunks of dirt he had dug up from a patch. I put the pots under my tree in my backyard and planned on planting them in a forested place on my family's property. However, before I got to planting them in the forest, the weather became really warm here (about a week of 25-30 degC weather) and the leaves have started to turn brown and die off. Some of the larger plants have sent up a second wave of shoots with big red heads on them, while the smaller ones are just dying back. Is this normal? I read that the leaves eventually die off and seed shoots will come up, but I didn't expect it to be this sudden.
Could anyone with some experience let me know if this is normal ramp behaviour? I really want to establish a protected patch of these things and I'd feel terrible if my work schedule lead to them dying a fruitless death in my backyard.
I tried growing them once and failed so you would probably call me a novice too, but I plan to try again next year. I have, however, grown up in ramps land! The period from leaf to death is super fast. I'd go ahead and plant them, mark where they are, and cross your fingers for next year. They like nice forest floor so a good layer of mulch probably wouldn't hurt. I hope to hear you have success next spring!
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