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Was out looking for morels today, and came across a big patch of these. Are these ramps? If they are, is there a point when they are no good for digging? Better when they're younger? I dug a few up but left the rest because I wasn't sure. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

No luck today on the morels.

 

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Those are ramps and they're fine to eat at any size.
 

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Now I've never picked these before and plan on going back to get them early this week. Is it best to leave some behind for next year?
 

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I try not to over pick any spot. They can definitely be wiped out.
 

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The places I have picked I don't think you could pick them all. Just patch after patch.
 

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If the patch is small than don't over pick. I used to dig them in Potter where the patches were so big you didn't where to start first. Now's a good time to dig them cause you can eat leaves and all. I just sautee them in a big frying pan with some butter! Once the leaves start turning yellow the bulb gets tough.
 

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Definitely be sure not to over harvest them. They reproduce slowly. I planted a few outside my house in the woods about four years ago and they are growing, but not quite doubling each year.
 
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