Shallot sets get planted every year in our vegetable garden. They fall into the allium category on our crop rotation plan together with onions and garlic that we grow.
Shallots can be planted at any time from the shortest day to early April providing the ground isn’t waterlogged and the temperature is above 7°C so they can get their roots down. Whilst I find garlic tends to grow better after having frost on it, I haven’t noticed the same with shallots, so I normally plant mine around Easter time unless it’s really wet or really cold. (more…)