Growing Shallots, also Eschalots

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
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(Best months for growing Shallots in USA - Zone 5a regions)

P = Sow seed

  • Easy to grow. Plant small bulblets, with stem just showing above ground. Best planted at soil temperatures between 46°F and 86°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 6 - 8 inches apart
  • Harvest in 12-15 weeks. Keep a few for your next planting.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Lemon Balm, Borage, Carrots, Beets, Silverbeet, Lettuce, Amaranth
  • Avoid growing close to: Peas, Beans

Your comments and tips

05 Aug 19, Melinda P Schwab (USA - Zone 8b climate) this is where we get ours, but not sure about shipping to your area.
19 Jul 19, Bakholise (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Where can i buy shallots seedlings or do styres sell seeds for them?, i need them for my research.
11 Jul 19, Reg George (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Were can I buy shallots seeds in za
23 Mar 19, Hilary Williams (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Would like to buy shallot seeds . Have had not luck on any site . Why is this.?
24 Mar 19, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Shallots are listed by Egmonts Seeds online .
15 Jan 19, Yvonne (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
Where can I get shallot seeds and what does it cost.
08 Oct 18, Mike Bloom (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
What type of soil and preperation?
13 Aug 18, eileen burkitt (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I would like to grow shallot onions, where can I buy seeds or seedlings, please advise thank you
14 Aug 18, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Shallots are grown from bulbs generally. Where do you live? I have some and live near Bundaberg..
29 Jun 18, Jean (Australia - temperate climate)
I have just purchased some shallot bulbs which I want to plant in the garden beds. Just recent;y I smothered the garden beds in dried chicken manure hoping to fertilise the soil for spring planting. My instructions say "enrich soil with a low nitrogen fertiliser". Would this soil now be too rich in nitrogen? What would be a low nitrogen fertiliser that I could buy?
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Where can I get shallot seeds and what does it cost.

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