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Ramps: An Easy to Identify, Delicious Wild Food

Also called wild leeks, “ramps” (Allium tricoccum) are a delicious addition to any meal and a joy to seek and harvest. I never encountered ramps until I was an adult, as I have never seen them growing in the regions of Maine where I spent my childhood. 319 more words


Get The Most Out Of Your Wild Leeks And Hyacinth

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Plants And Gardens

P.E.M.U. 0003 - Ramps (Allium tricoccum)

New to P.E.M.U.? Start here: http://bigpigblog.com/2015/03/20/p-e-m-u-project/ Do the work!! Use a good field guide for identification and start your journey. Items in “bold” are first hand experience. 150 more words


Happy Blog Birthday

HeliosMonroe turned eight this year – happy blog birthday!

Recent Helios highlights include good gardening, giant sunflowers, house renovations, and lots of walks around… 26 more words

Local Green

Gathering Wild Ramps

Last weekend, while walking in our woods and admiring wildflowers, I came upon what I was pretty sure were edible plants that chefs and my favorite swanky cooking websites have been talking about a lot lately–ramps! 503 more words


Spring Fever

     This past winter was extra bleak and uninspiring as far as I’m concerned.  It led me to take desperate measures when I discovered a red onion starting to grow in my refrigerator.  792 more words

Simple Living

Spring Foliage Kaleidoscope

This native trio at Jenkins Arboretum, which includes Podophyllum peltatum (mayapple), Packera aurea (golden ragwort), and Allium tricoccum (ramps), demonstrates the success of intermingling for foliage effect  – the wheel-like  75 more words