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Polyanya

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shallot seeds
« on: February 27, 2020, 09:39:45 pm »
Anyone growing shallots from seeds? Any advice on when to transplant needed please? We normally grow from sets but fancied this particular variety Zebrune - they have germinated well and are now about 3" tall - should I prick them out now to individual modules ???
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pgkevet

  • Joined Jul 2011
Re: shallot seeds
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2020, 06:18:54 am »
I've not grown shallots from seed but other onions. the issue is really long roots and how much better they do in deep soil - prick them out early into deep modules.

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: shallot seeds
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2020, 08:37:25 am »
I multi-sow my onions (already coming through on propagator, to be moved into Keder this weekend) and leeks into modules straight away, and then just transplant. Not tried shallots though.

Polyanya

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Re: shallot seeds
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2020, 07:35:57 pm »
Well I've only tried growing onions from seed once and got into a right pickle with them, shouldn't think shallots will be much different. But I'll try growing them on - thanks for the input folks  :D
In the depths of winter, I found there was in me an invincible summer - Camus

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