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dormant shallots in tunnel

I tried growing onion shallots in a poly tunnel for spring use. I couldn't find any so I bought some in the supermarket. I planted on 1/10/11 but out of 15 planted only 2 have sprouted and are only 2 inches long. The rest have small roots only. Have they been treated to keep them dormant or what? hilljames, Cahirciveen, Co Kerry Posted: 21/12/2011

 

If the shallots had been treated with anti-sprouting chemicals, none of them would have sprouted. So this is unlikely to be the case.

More likely it was warm weather during the autumn that kept them dormant, or at least most of them.

With some cold weather, this should right itself.

There is a danger of bolting ... producing flowers ... when shallots are planted so early.

 

Exhibition Shallots

Where can I purchase Hative de niort Shallots for showing 2010 Kevric, Brockenhurst, Posted: 30/07/2009

 

Try Suttons Seeds suppliers.

 

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