Shallots planted too early?

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Shallots planted too early?
« on: November 08, 2017, 15:58 »
Ooops! Got my garlic bulbils planted the other day then planted my shallots as well. As the shallot order came in October and the garlic came last week I'm assuming all will be ok. Any comments welcome!
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Re: Shallots planted too early?
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2017, 17:35 »
The garlic will be fine, but I'm afraid it depends on the variety of shallots whether they are recommended for Autumn or early Spring planting.
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Re: Shallots planted too early?
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2017, 20:59 »
I have some red sun that have started sprouting so they will be going in at the weekend. They are spring planting ones but I'm not sure what else to do with them.

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Re: Shallots planted too early?
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2017, 21:32 »
I have some red sun that have started sprouting so they will be going in at the weekend.

Did you save them yourself, or have you bought them? The major companies are not dispatching them until January.
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

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Re: Shallots planted too early?
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2017, 22:28 »
I have some red shallots that didn't come to anything last year, so they were left in the ground and are now sprouting away merrily, in fact they look exceedingly healthy. I know little about the life cycle of a shallot and wouldn't be surprised if something happens to them in the spring before they grow to their full glory, but they are a funny thing, splitting as they do like some immortal clones. Will be fascinated to see what happens, and the worst could just be a few green spring onions early in the year.

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Re: Shallots planted too early?
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2017, 14:21 »
I got both the shallots and garlic from D.T.Browns who I tend to favour as their stuff is always good quaity.

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Re: Shallots planted too early?
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2017, 15:54 »
I got both the shallots and garlic from D.T.Browns who I tend to favour as their stuff is always good quaity.

They are - but what varieties did you get?

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Re: Shallots planted too early?
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2017, 18:02 »
I have some red sun that have started sprouting so they will be going in at the weekend.

Did you save them yourself, or have you bought them? The major companies are not dispatching them until January.

I saved them myself. They are very small and too fiddly to skin and prepare.

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Re: Shallots planted too early?
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2017, 19:22 »
I got both the shallots and garlic from D.T.Browns who I tend to favour as their stuff is always good quaity.

If they've sent them out now I'd be very surprised if they weren't for autumn planting.

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Re: Shallots planted too early?
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2017, 14:04 »
They're called Griselle and yes, they're good for autumn planting - phew!



 

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