The shortest day, December 22nd, is traditionally the time for planting shallots direct into the vegetable plot. However, with the harsh weather we had last month many of us will be late getting them in. But now is the ideal time to plant them out or start them off in pots in the greenhouse.
These are Hative de Niort and Golden Gourmet, two popular varieties, started in 3″ pots. This will give them a good start ahead of planting out sometime in March.
Are there any particular varieties you like to grow? If you have any growing tips to share please leave a comment.