Help! My shallots are still green and small...
Just for fun, I tried planting out store-bought shallots in my garden last fall. Only a couple sprouted, but they are doing great. Unfortunately, they have apparently grown WAY too slow... although the original bulbs have split into lots of "babies", they are still very small, and all the leaves are still green and fresh. And we are starting to get freezes here! What should I do? Pull them and use them like green onions? Leave them in the ground over another winter? Mulch them?
I had expected to have mature bulbs by now. What did I do wrong? Is it possible this variety just isn't suited to my area? Do shallots need a lot of fertilizing? More than 6 hours or so of mid-day/afternoon sun?