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Post  camprn on 1/26/2014, 9:16 am

http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/growing-shallots-zw0z1312zsto.aspx

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Post  yolos on 2/23/2014, 10:28 pm

I just bought 2 packs of shallots (Shallots Dutch Yellow) from the local nursery.  But I cannot remember whether they have cloves like garlic.  Here is one I bought.  Do I divide this into cloves or just plant the whole thing.  I have done a lot of googling and can find good growing suggestions etc, but nothing about whether this set is divided into cloves before planting.   thinking  thinking

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Post  camprn on 2/23/2014, 11:01 pm

Just plant it as is.

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Post  quiltbea on 2/23/2014, 11:25 pm

Yes, you plant the whole thing.  The shallot will grow babies around it, at least 4, sometimes 5 about an inch from the one you planted.

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Post  yolos on 2/23/2014, 11:29 pm

Thanks for the quick response Camprn and QuiltBea.  My bed is ready and waiting to be planted next weekend.

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Post  camprn on 2/24/2014, 7:39 am

Yolos, go back to page one of this thread to understand why to plant the whole bulb.
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Post  jimmy cee on 2/24/2014, 8:48 am

Regarding shallots.
Last Oct. I planted a bunch along with some garlic.
With the extreme cold we have had, and for so long I'm wondering is those shallots survived.
Their planted real close to the surface.
I have more on order

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Post  camprn on 2/24/2014, 8:54 am

I plant my shallots in spring and they do great. Jimmy, keep us informed about how your autumn planted shallots are doing. I hope they make it.

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Post  jimmy cee on 4/4/2014, 5:05 pm

Last fall I planted 4 dozen shallots, surprisingly they came through our freezing winter unscathed.
Now some are still in the ground and some are about 1/3rd up out of the MM.
These are seemingly nicely rooted, should I cover the exposed with MM or just let them be ?

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Post  camprn on 4/4/2014, 5:22 pm

@jimmy cee wrote:Last fall I planted 4 dozen shallots, surprisingly they came through our freezing winter unscathed.
Now some are still in the ground and some are about 1/3rd up out of the MM.
These are seemingly nicely rooted, should I cover the exposed with MM or just let them be ?
Just leave them be. Shallots are not grown underground.

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Post  CapeCoddess on 4/4/2014, 6:37 pm

I planted my shallots last Halloween when I planted my garlic. I just noticed today that they have all sprouted. They are so cute!

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Post  camprn on 4/4/2014, 7:35 pm

I'm too far north for autumn planting. I plant mine in the springtime.

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Post  quiltbea on 4/4/2014, 8:33 pm

I'll be planting mine harvested last fall when the snow disappears.

My harvest.

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Post  GWN on 4/5/2014, 1:27 pm

This is an interesting thread. I had no idea. I started Shallots from seed in January, and am thinking of planting them any day now, the ground is work able....?right?  Next year I am definitely going to plant bulbs...

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Post  walshevak on 6/13/2014, 11:23 am

Bump, because some of us are getting to the harvest timeframe.  Be sure to go to the very first page of the thread.

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Post  jimmy cee on 6/13/2014, 12:42 pm

Garlic, shallots and 3 different onions are planted in this mess.
It all was doing nicely till a storm last night, I removed al scapes yesterday and were they ever delicious.
I dedicated an entire 4x10 bed to them this year.

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Post  yolos on 6/13/2014, 12:46 pm

@walshevak wrote:I don't think mine are ready yet.



Needed some garlic for dinner and didn't want to drive to the store.  Pulled up 1 garlic and it doesn't look too bad. Decided to see what the shallots looked like.  Small.  Can I save these little ones and replant in the fall?

This is what the bed looks like.  Believe I have another month before all is ready.



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Kay - I planted my garlic and shallots 3/2/14.  Do you plant yours in the fall.  My garlic leaves browned and fell over and I pulled the garlic on 6/1/14.  The bulbs were puny.  My shallots are still going but getting brown on the tips.  But the individual bulbs of the shallots do not look anywhere near as large as the shallots I planted.
The shallots are about the size of your shallots in this picture.

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Post  camprn on 6/13/2014, 1:10 pm

@yolos wrote:  My shallots are still going but getting brown on the tips.  But the individual bulbs of the shallots do not look anywhere near as large as the shallots I planted.
The shallots are about the size of your shallots in this picture.
This is normal. Shallots are biennial. The daughter bulbs next year should be larger.
http://www.uaex.edu/publications/PDF/FSA-6095.pdf

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Post  walshevak on 6/13/2014, 2:33 pm

@yolos wrote:
@walshevak wrote:I don't think mine are ready yet.



Needed some garlic for dinner and didn't want to drive to the store.  Pulled up 1 garlic and it doesn't look too bad. Decided to see what the shallots looked like.  Small.  Can I save these little ones and replant in the fall?

This is what the bed looks like.  Believe I have another month before all is ready.



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Kay - I planted my garlic and shallots 3/2/14.  Do you plant yours in the fall.  My garlic leaves browned and fell over and I pulled the garlic on 6/1/14.  The bulbs were puny.  My shallots are still going but getting brown on the tips.  But the individual bulbs of the shallots do not look anywhere near as large as the shallots I planted.
The shallots are about the size of your shallots in this picture.

This picture was taken May 2012.  I planted the garlic and shallots from this crop in Oct of 2012 and got a indifferent crop in 2013.  I planted the 2013 crop in Nov and got small garlic again this month.  Shallots are still in the ground but the tips are turning brown.  All years I put some bone meal on the bed in the spring to encourage root growth.  We shall see.

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Post  camprn on 6/13/2014, 3:12 pm

I always plant my shallots in the spring.

FYI  Rolling Eyes Wink 

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Post  camprn on 5/16/2015, 5:29 pm

Thanks Cappy. I will try to find your post on green onions and it can have it's own thread outside of the shallots thread.

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Post  camprn on 4/18/2016, 6:42 pm

Things to know about planting shallots.

www.harvesttotable.com/2009/02/how_to_grow_shallots/

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 4/18/2016, 9:58 pm

Shallots and bunching onions are different from each other. Shallots are small, mild onions that are dry.

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