Episode #181 | Original Air Date: November 9, 2020
Fall is a great time to plant shallots. The shallot is a delicious onion with a delicate, mild flavor. Shallots are very similar to green onions but grow in clusters of small bulbs, much like garlic. Bulbs are red, pink, white, gray, or reddish brown.
You can consume both the leaves of shallots and the bulbs.
Plant small shallot bulbs about six inches apart, leaving the growing point exposed above the surface of the ground. Harvest in early summer when the leaves turn brown. Save some bulbs for the next season’s garden.
Store your dry shallot bulbs in a cool, dry area. Refrigerate green shallots and eat them within two weeks.
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