|Shallot Seed Planting
Shallots are very close to garlic and are very
easy to grow. Shallots are basically a very mild garlic. Like garlic, they
reproduce by bulb division underground. The green tops grow about 10" tall and
can be used like green onions.
The seeds should be planted indoors 6 to 8 weeks before ground can be worked.
You can also plant seeds directly in the garden. Spring planting should occur
as soon as soil can be worked. In the South, you can also plant them in the
fall for a winter harvest. Shallots stop growing just past mid-summer, so
plant them in early spring or fall. Keep
free from weeds. Plants can grow 8 to 12" tall.