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I Think I Screwed Up with Shallots

Posted by earthworm73 WA z8 (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 27, 08 at 19:07

A week or two ago I planted shallots for the first time. Not knowing what the heck I was doing I seperated the bulbs and planted them instead of laying the whole bulbs intact. I hope they will grow but doubt it. Anyone want to chime in?

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RE: I Think I Screwed Up with Shallots

It shouldn't be a problem as long as there was some basal plate on each piece. I've never done it but I have read you can take a knife and cut the larger bulbs as long as each piece has some of the basal plate.


RE: I Think I Screwed Up with Shallots

Ok but what is a basal plate?

RE: I Think I Screwed Up with Shallots

Earthworm, although I'm also a newbie to Shallot growing (see earlier post "Shallot Startup Questions" in this forum), I'm pretty certain you'll be okay. You are definitely supposed to separate the bulbs out - basal plate notwithstanding.

I separated all the bulbs (from the grocery store) and planted in Feb - all sprouted over a month's time and are going gangbusters now.



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