Shallot time

Look at them!

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And more to come yet. Have the first lot drying under a coldframe as the weather is so unpredictable at the moment.

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Two or three weeks in there, then time to prep for storage.

They should keep for best part of a year. But I reckon they’ll be eaten in two or three months tops.

I got the shallot bulbs from the marvellous Mr Middleton’s on Mary Street in early spring. They grew well and fast. It’s been lovely to watch them develop.

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The foundations of a long-ago greenhouse make a handy raised bed. Currently home to shallots, garlic (middle), spinach and chard seedlings (cold frame, left) and awaiting broccoli and kale (netted area, right). April 2017
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Rich green shallot stalks soaking up the sun
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Irish abundance

While searching for info on how best to store I came across this YouTube video, made by GrowVeg: https://www.youtube.com/user/GrowVeg They have loads of useful tips videos.

 

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