planting shallots

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  1. Keke

    Keke Active Member 10 Years

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    I wonder if shallots can be started in the fall like garlic or overwintering onions. Anybody tried it? And would regular (organic) shallots from a farmers' market work as something to plant, like cloves of garlic?

    No, I'm not planning to plant them now but thinking about next year.
    thanks
    keke
     
  2. Katalina25

    Katalina25 New Member

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    You can plant in the autumn for summer harvesting.

    Six inches apart in the row, and the row one foot apart. Cover with chicken netting due to birds love to pick at them.

    So twice a year, autumn and spring.
     
  3. Thean

    Thean Active Member 10 Years

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    Howdy Keke,
    As katalina said you can plant the shallot in fall. In Edmonton I'm getting a return of 1:10, higher in a good year. You can also used true seeds. True seeds should be sown as early as possible in spring or seeded in late fall. You'll get one or two cloves per seed and the crop also ripens much later than those seeded with cloves.
    Peace
    Thean
     
  4. Katalina25

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    Oh we used to do the sets not seed, reason why I said birds pick at the top.

    They don't steal them just seem to enjoy disturbing them lol
     

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