I found some shallots that are sprouting green shoots in the supermarket, if I plant them will they thrive?
|September 24, 2011||Posted by admin under Green Supermarket|
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Question by Karan: I found some shallots that are sprouting green shoots in the supermarket, if I plant them will they thrive?
If the answer is yes, what must I do? I would love to grow my own.
Answer by Scott S
Ok, the definate answer is maybe.
If they are from the supermarket, they may have been “gassed” which is a process that is supposed to inhibit sprouting. I would guess that yours aren’t gassed, but you never know.
The good thing is that early october is the best time to plant shallots. Just space each seperable bulb about 8 inches apart in a fairly rich soil and they should be ready around june (as long as your winter isn’t way way cold… even then they still may go)
Give it a try.. I’d love to know how it works, what do you have to loose anyway? $ 1 worth of shallot?
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