transplanting shallot problem - Knowledgebase Question

schenectady, Ne
Question by ilyssawells
June 25, 2010
i purchased a few shallot plants and planted them into my garden. it then rained for two weeks. the shoots are almost all brown and shriveled up. i think its too soon for them to be ready to harvest. what can i do?

Answer from NGA
June 25, 2010


I agree, it's too early for harvest. I also think the plants suffered from overly wet soils because of the rain. It's possible that your shallots will develop new tops so at this point, just leave them alone. If they do sprout, they will grow nicely for you this summer. If they don't sprout healthy new tops, the underground bulbs have rotted from the excessive moisture and you'll want to remove them and plant healthy new shallots. Good luck with your garden.

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