Shallot sets concern

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Shallot sets concern
« on: February 09, 2018, 15:33 »
I just had delivery of some Shallot sets from DTB (Bistro). I was surprised to see how big they were. They seem to be the size that I would expect the shallots to be at harvest! I mean they are around golf ball size. We have some we bought from the supermarket for cooking that are smaller!!

I don't know if it is worth planting them or just using them as they are. Any thoughts from anyone??

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Re: Shallot sets concern
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2018, 15:46 »
Panic not, they are fine  :)

Shallots grow and spilt into bulbs.  The mother bulb in the centre dies away and your crop is the daughter bulbs that form around it.

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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2018, 15:50 »
OK thanks New Shoot.

Never grown Shallots before, so thought they were like onions. You live and learn!  :)

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Re: Shallot sets concern
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2018, 18:51 »
And you can plant them as soon as the ground is not frozen solid, as they are as tough as they come. Tips of the bulb just showing.

I am always amazed at the weight of crop each bulb gives!!
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Re: Shallot sets concern
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2018, 19:41 »
And you can plant them as soon as the ground is not frozen solid, as they are as tough as they come. Tips of the bulb just showing.

I am always amazed at the weight of crop each bulb gives!!

That's good to know, I planted some at the beginning of the month and they've just sort of sat there doing nothing. I suppose they will put up shoots when the weather warms a little?

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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 10:40 »
I suppose they will put up shoots when the weather warms a little?

Yes they will, but they will be forming roots first, so don't worry if you don't see anything for a few weeks yet  :)

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Re: Shallot sets concern
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 17:12 »
I suppose they will put up shoots when the weather warms a little?

Yes they will, but they will be forming roots first, so don't worry if you don't see anything for a few weeks yet  :)

Great! Thanks! :)



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