Plant shallots now?

  • 3 Replies
  • 304 Views
*

juvenal

  • Experienced Member
  • ***
  • Location: Dorset coast
  • 199
Plant shallots now?
« on: October 31, 2018, 11:48 »
Any advantages in this?

Thnaks

*

Goosegirl

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Thurnham, Lancashire
  • 5979
Re: Plant shallots now?
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2018, 13:42 »
I usually plant the winter hardy shallots and also garlic in late October as I think the cold weather over winter helps them to plump up better the next year.
To fail is a step up on the ladder of wisdom.

*

mumofstig

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Ashford, Kent
  • 48853
Re: Plant shallots now?
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2018, 13:49 »
Shallots sets can be planted anytime between November and mid-March, except when the soil is actually frozen solid. I think it helps if they can get their roots down before hard winter weather arrives, as they get a better start in spring, but you need well drained soil for autumn planting. On heavy cold soils it may be better to plant your sets in early spring.
Saying that mine aren't even scheduled for delivery until the end of January  ::) (I didn't notice that when I ordered  :blush:)
Traditionally, sets were planted on the shortest day of the year and harvested on the longest .
Lesley x
I'm not good, I'm not bad - I'm just me, and sometimes I have to apologise for that ;)

*

DHM

  • Experienced Member
  • ***
  • Location: Eastbourne, UK
  • 218
Re: Plant shallots now?
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2018, 17:44 »
I put Jermor and Golden Gourmet in at the end of September, really early! They're sprouting well but I worry they might get damaged in high winds...



xx
OK to plant shallots now?

Started by Goosegirl on Grow Your Own

5 Replies
1312 Views
Last post December 21, 2016, 09:40
by New shoot
xx
when to plant shallots?

Started by Remy on Grow Your Own

2 Replies
1561 Views
Last post January 24, 2010, 18:24
by DavidT
xx
When to plant shallots?

Started by gavinjconway on Grow Your Own

18 Replies
3228 Views
Last post December 30, 2013, 22:21
by Yorkie
xx
How many shallots from one plant......14, beat that, see pic

Started by Alex 98 on Grow Your Own

17 Replies
3786 Views
Last post July 05, 2008, 21:00
by love-my-plot
 

Page created in 0.262 seconds with 35 queries.

Powered by SMFPacks SEO Pro Mod |