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Growing shallots from seed

Posted by obrionusa 5 (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 6, 14 at 8:00

I bought some shallot seeds and planted them inside under lights with my onions. They are now 2-3" tall and was wondering do I trim the tops like I do the onions?
Thanks Guys!

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RE: Growing shallots from seed

The trimming is not mandatory for either vegetable. It seems to be a US thing. I've never seen it recommended to UK gardeners.

RE: Growing shallots from seed

Agree that it is optional but it is commonly recommended by US growers. It acts as a growth stimulant triggering new root and leaf development. Your choice.


Edited to aid - why not dry trimming some and leaving some alone and note the differences for future reference?

This post was edited by digdirt on Thu, Mar 6, 14 at 11:53

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