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#1709074 - Thu Apr 08 2010 11:30 AM Re: Ramps (wild leeks) are here!!! [Re: huntnfish4life]
Adam Offline
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I find them a lot in stream valleys. Flood plains are great places to look and the picking there is usually pretty easy.
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#1709584 - Thu Apr 08 2010 07:15 PM Re: Ramps (wild leeks) are here!!! [Re: huntnfish4life]
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Registered: Sat Aug 18 2007
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Loc: S.E. Pa.
This is my first time trying to find them. I was out sunday looking for some but didn't find any yet. I am gonna try a different area this weekend.

When arent they any good? Like do they go to seed? Do you still pick them?


Edited by BlueMthunter (Thu Apr 08 2010 07:16 PM)
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#1709599 - Thu Apr 08 2010 07:26 PM Re: Ramps (wild leeks) are here!!! [Re: BlueMthunter]
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Registered: Thu Feb 05 2009
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I havent dug any yet this year. gotta get out and get a bunch to make some ham and leeks.

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#1716806 - Wed Apr 14 2010 03:25 PM Re: Ramps (wild leeks) are here!!! [Re: huntnfish4life]
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Loc: deep creek lake maryland
Ramps are getting close down here in Maryland as well. I can't wait!
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#1720041 - Sat Apr 17 2010 04:37 PM Re: Ramps (wild leeks) are here!!! [Re: mudybech]
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Loc: Central PA
I found a ton of them this morning while trout fishing. Now I just gotta figure out what to do with them.
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#1722121 - Mon Apr 19 2010 01:46 PM Re: Ramps (wild leeks) are here!!! [Re: quackmaster4]
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Do you dig them out, or just trim off the leaves?
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#1722214 - Mon Apr 19 2010 03:08 PM Re: Ramps (wild leeks) are here!!! [Re: melsdad]
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You dig them up, trying not to cut or gash the bulbs which are underground. When they're young, like now, I use the whole plant; the leafes are still tender yet. Wash them off real good especially between the leafes were there is dirt. Trim the roots off and your're ready to go. I just stuff as many as I can in a big frying pan with some melted butter and fry them slowly till they're nice and soft. Maybe alittle salt and pepper. In the northern parts of our state in May many places have ham and leek dinners. Some very good eating; deinitely worthwhile if you get the chance to go to one. As the plant gets older a long flower stem emerges from the middle and has a small cluster of flowers through the summer turns into a seed pod in the fall.

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#1725585 - Wed Apr 21 2010 07:57 PM Re: Ramps (wild leeks) are here!!! [Re: NorthEast Cammer]
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Found a patch today along the yough river. I'm going back tomorrow with a small shovel!




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#1725589 - Wed Apr 21 2010 08:00 PM Re: Ramps (wild leeks) are here!!! [Re: Bearclaw]
melsdad Offline
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 Originally Posted By: Bearclaw
You dig them up, trying not to cut or gash the bulbs which are underground. When they're young, like now, I use the whole plant; the leafes are still tender yet. Wash them off real good especially between the leafes were there is dirt. Trim the roots off and your're ready to go. I just stuff as many as I can in a big frying pan with some melted butter and fry them slowly till they're nice and soft. Maybe alittle salt and pepper. In the northern parts of our state in May many places have ham and leek dinners. Some very good eating; deinitely worthwhile if you get the chance to go to one. As the plant gets older a long flower stem emerges from the middle and has a small cluster of flowers through the summer turns into a seed pod in the fall.


Can they be harvested to eat all season, or are they best before the flower appears?
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#1725921 - Thu Apr 22 2010 04:46 AM Re: Ramps (wild leeks) are here!!! [Re: melsdad]
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Registered: Mon Dec 15 2003
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Loc: Tidioute, PA.
You want get them now if you can. Once the flower stem even starts to appear, they're getting tough already, you'll also notice that leaves start turning yellow. Some guys even pick them in this stage, just using the bulb and pickle them. You better have a strong stomach then.

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