Too late for shallots?

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Totty

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Re: Too late for shallots?
« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2013, 22:26 »
I always plant mine in 3 inch pots on the shortest day, as soon as roots show and tops are growing away I plant them out when conditions allow.
 This is just a tradition past down from me grandad. Tradition also says harvest on longest day but this is always a bit late I reckon.

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Paul Plots

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Re: Too late for shallots?
« Reply #31 on: January 16, 2013, 04:14 »
I always plant mine in 3 inch pots on the shortest day, as soon as roots show and tops are growing away I plant them out when conditions allow.
 This is just a tradition past down from me grandad. Tradition also says harvest on longest day but this is always a bit late I reckon.

Totty

If it works for you I'd stick to it. I love the idea of following a family tradition.  ;)


I'd have problems deciding which was the shortest day  :lol: Mine seem long in hours but short in time.  :blink:
(Spare time that is)
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Re: Too late for shallots?
« Reply #32 on: January 16, 2013, 18:29 »
I do think the variety makes a difference though.  I now grow Longor every year and get a really good crop.



Totally agree, I've tried several varieties not with a great deal of success but the Longor last year were the best by far that I've ever managed down here.
Now trying 'Jermor' an overwintered variety.
In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
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