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How do shallots grow?

by Diane - May 18th, 2012.
Filed under: allotment.

If you’ve never seen shallots grow you might wonder how they produce lots of bulbs from one plant.
Here’s a photo from above of some that were planted in the autumn.


You plant one shallot bulb in the soil ideally in autumn although you can plant them in the spring too. The bulb grows a mass of shoots from the top and these are each from separate new bulbs.
You can apparently chop the green leaves and use them too.