Planting out your shallot sets in September or October gives them a longer growing season. Initial root establishment and early top growth occurs ahead of winter, establishing them ahead of cold weather. As spring warms up bulbs get off to a flying start. The result? Bigger bulbs for harvest.This collection comprises:
20 bulbs 'Eschalote Grise' - Rarely seen in Britain 20 bulbs 'Jermor' - The exhibitors' favourite 5 bulbs 'Hative de Niort' - A fabulous addition for your kitchen garden
Up to 45cm (17.7in)
Up to 15cm (5.9in)
Easy for all
Easy for all
1 x collection (45 shallot sets) (T65366P)
Flowering Months Harvest Months
Shallots are undemanding and require only occasional watering during particularly dry periods. However, rows should be weeded regularly. Harvest Autumn planted shallots in July, a week or two after the leaves begin to turn yellow. Choose a dry day to loosen them from the ground with a fork. Leave them in their clumps on the soil surface for a day or two until they have fully dried in the sun. Once dry, remove the top foliage and store them in a well ventilated, dry position. There is no need to break rings of shallots apart until you need to use them. Shallots store exceptionally well and can often be stored in good condition for 6 months or more.
Plant shallots in rows in any firm, well drained soil in full sun. Prepare the planting area several weeks in advance by incorporating some well rotted garden compost to improve drainage and soil fertility. Avoid planting shallots on freshly manured soil. On particularly wet ground, try growing shallots in raised beds. When growing shallots from sets, plant the bulbs so that the tip of bulb is just protruding through the soil surface. Leave a space of 18cm (7") between each bulb, and 30cm (12") between each row.
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