April 18th, 2011 at 8:08 am
Posted By: gardenguru
Posted in: Growing Vegetables

Last spring I planted shallots here and in Virginia, where I hope to move if I ever sell this house.

Since it was the first time, I just stuck them in the ground like they were onion sets.

They grew and multiplied in both places.  My son and his friends used all the shallots in Virginia.  After sharing with friends here I had many to use and save.  I made the mistakes not refrigerating them, so some rotted before I figured that out.  After using them in many recipes, I sadly used the last one in February.  By the time I went to the store that had them last year, they were sold out.  But I found some bigger and less expensive shallots at a grocery store sold by the pound.  Following Jim Crockett’s instructions from an old Time Life book called Vegetables and Fruits, this time I planted them two inches into the ground.

I’m not sure the grocery store variety will grow, and also wonder if they will do as well as last year’s.  Any one have any experience with shallots they could share?

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