Onions, garlic and shallots can be grown from seed or from sets. Growing from sets is easy as you can plant them directly into the garden where they're low-maintenance and don't take up too much space. You can also grow garlic, shallot and onion sets in wide containers. Traditionally onion, garlic and shallot sets are planted in the spring as the soil begins to warm. Harvest them from late June or early July, as the leaves begin to turn yellow.
Looking for more garlic tips and advice? Read our 'How to grow garlic' guide, packed with helpful advice, or head straight to our onions, garlic and shallots hub page to find our best growers guides and information.
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