How to grow shallots

Growing shallots at home
Step 2

Planter box

Obtain any planter used for gardening and planting and fill with moisture retentive soil rich in organic matter. As its roots are fine and short, a shallow planter box of 5 to 6 inches deep will suffice.

Step 3


Break up the clove of shallots and plant the individual bulbs 10cm to 15cm apart. Push the bottom half or the root half of the bulb gently on to the top soil and leave the top half to grow and sprout. Do not submerge the whole bulb into the soil.

Step 4

Planting conditions

Place the planter box in full sun exposure or partial sun exposure. Shallots will grow in soil temperatures ranging from 35°F to 90°F. Green shallots will start to sprout in 30 days while shallots are ready for harvest in 60 to 120 days.

Step 5

Daily watering

Water the planter box daily to ensure that the soil is moist or damp and well irrigated.

    Things Needed
    • Shallots
    • Planter Box
    • Organic rich soil
    • Sunlight
    • Water

    Tips & Warnings
    • Do not submerge the shallot bulb when planting
    • Keep soil damp and well irrigated
    • Sufficient sunlight to grow
    • Right temperature at all times
    • Could be grown on the ground


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