I made a rice pilaf today with shallots as one of the ingredients. The shallot was 79 cents! For one! Okay, I haven't bought shallots for years, but the recipe called for it. Usually I substitute scallions, onion, leeks, whatever. But for once I used what the recipe called for.
Anyway, my son loved the pilaf. Amazing! He's not my picky eater, his older brother wears that hat. But he's particular. So next year I want to grow shallots. I'm sure it's too late for this year.
Do I plant seeds? In the fall or spring, directly sown? I don't seem to have luck growing onions indoors and transplanting, so I'm hoping I can plant directly outdoors.
Also, are there varieties that would do better in my zone? Or any other info? If it's not against the rules to mention, any reputable vendors?