brookw_gwNovember 2, 2012

Because of the drought, many of my shallots went dormant and were not dug. Now, they're completely leafed out from multiple divisions--about a foot tall. Is it worth my while to divide and plant them, or will they just immediately go to seed next year?


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Shallots rarely go to seed, but if they do you would be wise to save the seed and plant it. You might get some exciting results. I would probably err on the side of caution and dig, divide and replant half of them, and leave the other half in the ground. Either way you're guaranteed some continuation of your line.


    Bookmark   November 2, 2012 at 3:56PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thanks, I guess I'll try a few and see.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 9:57AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Why do you grow walking (top setting) onions?
I have grown them on and off over the years. IMHO They...
wertach zone 7-B SC
onion cipolla giarratana
i would like to grow this veriety but can not find...
How do you pronounce Ailsa?
As in the "Ailsa Craig" onion variety Winter...
Starting onions indoors from seeds, in pots?
Can onions be started by planting maybe 50 or more...
Reasons to Grow Your Own Onions?
We consume some onions and we buy them from local farmer's...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™