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Planting Rotten Shallots

Posted by skeip 5 WI (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 19, 13 at 13:48

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

Steve


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RE: Planting Rotten Shallots

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.


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RE: Planting Rotten Shallots

Thank you! This is what I was hoping.

Steve


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