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    Default shallots

    Am i too late to plant my shallots ???

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    Not the spring planting variety..........haven't even seen them in the garden centre yet!
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    Glad you asked this question as I found three sprouting shallots when I was cooking a couple of days ago.

    Will they grow in a pot and if so should I just put one shallot to each 10 litre pot? Never grown them before - what do they need to be happy?

    Sorry if I am hijacking the thread!
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    Not at all.

    You can either plant them in the ground ( might not doo much as the soil will be cold & wet) or plant them into the 15 cell trays that fit into seedtrays and keep them in a cold greenhouse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shirlthegirl43 View Post
    Glad you asked this question as I found three sprouting shallots when I was cooking a couple of days ago.

    Will they grow in a pot and if so should I just put one shallot to each 10 litre pot? Never grown them before - what do they need to be happy?

    Sorry if I am hijacking the thread!
    I would have thought you could have got away with a 5" - 7" pot. I only use 5 litre ones (9") for growing Chrysanths in!!
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    Thanks NTG. I use 10 l pots as I get them cheap from Morrisons so have loads spare at the moment.

    Will probably use those but only fill them halfway or so.

    Thanks again.
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    Shirley

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    I'd put two per pot & fill them upas they will hold the moisture better
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    Great - will do - thanks again.
    Happy Gardening,
    Shirley

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