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Rocky1
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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 12:18 pm    Post subject: Shallots Reply with quote

Hi all
My shallots are starting to produce flower heads. WHAT DO I DO? chop them off or leave them alone?

thanks
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James Kilkelly
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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When any flower stem/heads start to appear you should snap these off.
Take note of which onion plants these appeared on and use these in the kitchen first as they will be useless for storage purposes.

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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi James
thanks for that, although i don't think i would ever be able to keep track of which ones flowered. thanks for the info
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the ones that flower will remain small the others will swell. In any cluster it is very rare for all the shallots to bolt usually only one or two.
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