Growing Shallots, Onions and Garlic

Growing Shallots, Onions and Garlic

Growing Shallots and Onions

It's super easy to grow shallots and onions. 

Whilst shallots can be grown from seed, they are usually planted as ‘sets.’ 

Sets are immature bulbs that most gardeners prefer to start their onions / shallots from because they are less likely to be attacked by pests and disease, more likely to mature faster and easier to grow in colder areas.

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Growing Garlic

Garlic can be planted in the Autumn through until the end of spring. It is relatively easy to grow and can be categorised into two main types; hardneck and softneck, this refers simply to the way the garlic grows.

Hardneck varieties produce a flower stem which can be used in a variety of culinary delights. They also produce garlic bulbs although these don't tend to store as well as a softneck variety; hardneck varieties do have unique qualities though which depend on variety.

Softneck varieties don't produce a flower stem but they do store for much longer.

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