Question: I think my shallots are ready to harvest. Now what? How do you harvest, cure and peel shallots? -Paul R. Answer: Once your shallots are ready for harvest, dig them up, and brush the soil off of them by hand. Avoid the urge to wash the shallots, as your main … [Read more...]
How Do You Propagate Shallots?
Question: How do you propagate shallots? Can I do this easily? -Leslie W. Answer: To propagate your shallots, first, dig them up when they are mature and the tops have yellowed and started to fall. In loose soil, shallots can be easily pulled up by hand. Each cluster is made … [Read more...]
Scallions vs. Shallots, Explained
By Erin Marissa Russell What's the difference between scallions and shallots? Both scallions and shallots are alliums that are used in the kitchen as aromatics to season the food they are cooked with. Despite being related, however, these two vegetables are actually fairly … [Read more...]
What happens if you plant a shallot?
QUESTION: What happens if you plant a shallot? Can I plant the ones from the grocery store? … [Read more...]
Can I plant shallots and garlic together?
QUESTION: Can I plant shallots and garlic together? Can I just plant what I buy from the store? -Fred G. ANSWER: If you are buying shallots and garlic for planting, it is better to source them from a farmers market than a grocery store, as you want varieties that are suited to … [Read more...]