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    Default Shallot Set Planting - Best Method

    I have read somewhere a while back that you can start shallot sets in cells/pots before planting in position.

    Iím in two minds. My sets are Golden Gourmet. What does everyone else do?

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    I've started mine in cells in the greenhouse. Stops the birds lifting them and gives some protection while they start growing.
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    My Golden Gourmet went into modules at the weekend, they're on the greenhouse bench for now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynamite View Post
    I have read somewhere a while back that you can start shallot sets in cells/pots before planting in position.

    I’m in two minds. My sets are Golden Gourmet. What does everyone else do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thelma Sanders View Post
    My Golden Gourmet went into modules at the weekend, they're on the greenhouse bench for now
    Thanks Thelma and Mcdood.

    When do you reckon you will plant out? Is it when they are a certain size?

    Kind Regards.............Rob
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcdood View Post
    I've started mine in cells in the greenhouse. Stops the birds lifting them and gives some protection while they start growing.
    How deep should I plant them in the cells please?

    Kind Regards.............Rob

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    Shallots are tough little plants. I planted some Golden Gourmet direct outside last year shortly before the snow. Initially I was convinced they would all be dead. They all grew anyway, did really well in fact. So now I do not bother coddling them, they go straight in the ground and fend for themselves.
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    They don't have to be planted deep in the cells, I have them probably 1/2 buried or less just so that the roots can form out of the basal plate. I will be planting mine out late March/early April depending on how wet/cold it is.
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