hi! How should I harvest shallot greens? they are popping up despite very cold may here in june: how much can I cut off? down to near ground level? when (how early in year, how late) can I harvest greens? should I leave a certain portion uncut? thanks a million!
You should strive to cut no more than 1/3 of the leaves from an individual bulb at one time. This way the plant has enough leaves to collect light.
Usually, you can start around the 30 day mark.
Here is an article for more information:
Dear GKH, I planted 100 cloves on 2/9. All came up, and have been looking quite hardy. I pulled a couple rows on 6/21. Most are not market size. Do the cloves continue to grow larger all the way to late summer ?
When planted in fall or early spring, they should be ready for harvest in mid summer or in about 90 days.
Hi, I cannot get my shallots to grow to any size (onions are great) They look good until about now but then the tops die off where as my neighbours are still strong and healthy-they were planted about the same time. I have a lot of trouble with Mildew over here in Brittany and the soil tends to be on the acid side;someone suggested a good dose of lime. Many thanks
It would help to amend your soil with compost. Also, they tolerate pH in a range from 5 to 7, so your acidic soil should be perfect.
Here are some articles that should help:
I put some sprouting shallots in my garden. However, I planted the shallots deeper than commonly suggested. When I dug them up, the shape and smell is accurate. Is this common?
Looks right to me! Just peel the outer skin before using. Here is an article that will help you to grow shallots: