Springhead daffodils & ramps in my foraging bag

Transplanting Daffodils and Replanting Ramps

We were out digging ramps and cutting daffodils recently and I said what I’ve said for years: We should divide and transplant some of these beautiful daffodils.

And what do you know, we finally DID it.

Pippi in the springhead daffodils
Pippi in the springhead daffodils
Springhead daffodils & ramps in my foraging bag
Springhead daffodils & ramps in my foraging bag

We hiked back to the house with our ramps and cut flowers to get a shovel and bucket, and while I was home I went ahead and cut the roots off the ramps and put them in water, then brought those roots back out with me as we went up to the springhead again.

Ramp roots ready to be replanted
Ramp roots ready to be replanted

I always replant my ramp roots, and today I decided it would be a good experiment to trade ramps for daffodil bulbs. I was digging holes and taking out daffodils already, so why not plant ramps there?

It may not work at all, since I’ve never seen ramps growing up at the springhead, but who knows? Maybe they will like it there amid the flowers.

We tried not to dig clumps with blooms in them, but in the end we came back with a total of three clumps of daffodils, which translated into about 100 or so bulbs (and two blooms). The clumps were very densely packed, but divided easily. We planted some by our main trailhead into the slough, some along the seep, and some by our old busted well box.

You can pretty much transplant daffodils any time of the year, so I was more worried about whether they would adapt to the different soil and shade mix in their new spots. I guess we’ll find out!

Lance planting daffodils
Lance planting daffodils

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