top
Shop our Customer Favorites! Shop now!
asd

Shallots Gardening Guide

Sets received before planting time in your area can be stored in a dry, cool, airy, frost-free place until ready to plant.

Plant sets as early in spring as soil can be worked. Choose a sunny location with well-drained soil. Make a shallow furrow, 1-11/2" deep and lightly press in sets about 4" apart in rows 18" apart and cover with 1" of fine soil. Cultivate or mulch to control weeds and supply plenty of water during the growing season.

Harvesting and storage:

When about three-quarters of the tops have fallen over, bend over those still standing to hasten drying. After all tops are yellow, pull up plants with clusters of bulbs attached and allow them to dry in the sun for a few days. Then spread out in a well-ventilated place until tops are thoroughly dry (2-3 weeks). Braid tops together, or cut the tops off 1-2" above the bulbs. Store in a dry, cool, airy place. Shallots may also be pulled at the scallion stage (when pencil-thick to finger-thick).

Read the next Article: Seed Starting Part 2

Related Categories

Personalize Your Site:

Enter your zip code to:

  • Find your growing zone.
  • See best products for your region.
  • Show accurate product shipping dates.
Go
Clear my Zip Code

Gardening Tip of the Day

  • "You started seeds early, tenderly cared for the seedlings, set them out into the garden, feverishly nurtured them, and now that the bounty of the harvest is beginning…you’re going on vacation! Don’t fret, share the bounty!
    Ask neighbors to harvest and enjoy your produce while you are away and to pull any weeds they might see. Everyone loves fresh fruits and vegetables and this is a great way to keep the garden fresh, clean and producing. It is also a great way to be a good neighbor. Leaving the garden untended for a prolonged period reduces production and is an open invitation to pests and disease."