Hor­ti­cul­tural aide mem­oire No. 31: Har­vest shal­lots

Country Life Every Week - - In The Garden -

The shal­lot is a de­sir­able veg­etable and easy enough to grow in a rea­son­able sum­mer. By now, it will have formed neat, low clumps of bulbs and the ap­pear­ance will have changed from pale green to light brown, with a pa­pery tex­ture. The har­vest is at hand. First, take a fork and work along the row, loos­en­ing the clumps. Rub the worst of the soil off the bases and fetch the lot in­doors to a place where they can ripen, per­haps a green­house. Then, pull the clumps apart and cut off the tops, spread­ing out the bulbs to ripen fully.


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