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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

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frankrichards16
Jun 18, 2017 6:54 PM CST
Ok, i have shallots, now what?

Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Jun 18, 2017 8:58 PM CST
Frank, do you mean you have shallots to plant, or shallots that you've harvested?
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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

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frankrichards16
Jun 19, 2017 4:40 AM CST
Sorry for being so vague.

I planted shallots last fall with my garlic.

Not sure when to harvest and how to store them.

Just like the garlic?
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Jun 19, 2017 7:30 AM CST
I have to add a disclaimer that I've never actually grown them... but I've been thinking of planting some this year and all the information I've found makes it sound like harvesting, curing and storing is just about the same as with garlic.

When do you harvest garlic? Mine is generally ready around the end of July/beginning of August, so I would imagine you're a couple of weeks earlier than that?
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Name: Frank Richards
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frankrichards16
Jun 19, 2017 12:10 PM CST
Yes, i usually harvest mid july.

I had somewhat of a crop failure this year, so i do not have much garlic.

been looking into a michigan heirloom garlic called 'northern jewel'

i will probably give that a try.

past favorites are 'music' and 'northern white', both porcelain

I really like the large cloves.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Jun 19, 2017 7:35 PM CST
I love 'Music,' although a lot of the bulbs only give me 3 cloves. I'm trying to select the ones with more cloves, but I'd much rather have 3 large cloves than 20 small ones.

How do you store your garlic? It seems like no matter what I do with mine, it doesn't keep as long as I think it should.

I hope your shallots do well -- I think I might grow less garlic and add in some shallots when I plant in the fall this year. Smiling
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Name: Frank Richards
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frankrichards16
Jun 19, 2017 8:42 PM CST
I let the garlic cure in the garage for a week or 2, then I store in paper bags in a mud room cabinet.

I still have some from last year, although they are getting somewhat dry now.

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