I,ve saved shallots from this years harvest, can I replant them this autumn, or do I plant them in spring?
Shortest day is traditional, I believe. Haven't they been good this year? Or is that onion seed?
I shall be buying my garlic bulbs, onion sets and shallots this week. I know I can use my own garlic and shallots, but they were newly bought last Autumn and so successful (especially the garlic) it seems a shame to buck the trend.
I keep mine until the spring - saves worrying about the effects of winter frosts/floods. They've done very well this year.
Try both types. I grow Autumn and Spring planted shallots and I usually find that the spring sown give the better yield.
Thanks for the advice,i,ll maybe try oldcompostheaps method and try both, cover all bases then!!