[Market-farming] shallots

Mike Emers rosie-ck at mosquitonet.com
Thu Sep 8 12:40:43 EDT 2005


Thanks Bill

We're now planting our garlic for next year and certain varieties will
make it through -50° cold snaps providing it's well mulched and we have
adequate snow cover.  I was wondering about the shallots too.  I guess
we'll wait on those till the spring.

Mike

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[mailto:market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Bill
Shoemaker
Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2005 5:09 AM
To: Market Farming
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] shallots

Mike,

Unless you're warmer through the winter than I think, you should
probably
store the small bulbs in a cool, dark place until early Spring, and then
plant. They would probably freeze out if you fall-plant. They don't
overwinter well here.

Bill Shoemaker, Sr Research Specialist - Food Crops
University of Illinois - St Charles Horticulture Research Center
www.nres.uiuc.edu/faculty/directory/shoemaker_wh.html


>
>Hey
>
>We grew "Ambition" shallots from seed this year.  We harvested many
good
>looking bulbs, but also many tiny ones.  Can we treat those tiny ones
as
>sets and plant them in the fall for spring or summer shallots next
>season?
>
>Mike Emers
>Rosie Creek Farm
>Ester, Alaska
>
>
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