Planting Rotten Shallots

skeipOctober 19, 2013

I ordered Shallots from a reputable supplier, they arrived and I planted yesterday. As I was examining them, I could tell inside the wrappers that there were multiple bulbs. So, I broke in and divided them. However upon closer examination, many had one layer that was rotten inside them. I peeled off the rotten parts, cleaned them up and planted anyway.

What causes this? Should I not have divided? And are they going to grow, or will they rot in the ground? The cost was not insignificant at $20 per pound. TYIA


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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

you have done the right thing by dividing them. You get more mileage this way. I would not worry about the rot. About a week ago I had two sprouting and partially rotted shallots that I planted them without doing anything. Now the are growing.
Rotting is a normal natural process it is not a plant disease.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2013 at 9:27PM
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Thank you! This is what I was hoping.


    Bookmark   October 20, 2013 at 11:01AM
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