Hor­ti­cul­tural aide mem­oire No. 8: Plant shal­lots

Country Life Every Week - - In The Garden -

The shal­lot is a wor­thy veg­etable, al­ways wel­come in an ed­u­cated kitchen. It’s sim­ple enough to cul­ti­vate, but ac­tion must be taken early in the year. Pre­pare a level bed of a mid­dling tilth and rake a hand­ful of fish, blood and bone into each yard run. Set a tight line and push shal­lots into the soil in­di­vid­u­ally 1ft apart. Only the tips of their noses should show. Set hoops along the row and fit net­ting over them to form a tun­nel, well se­cured at all edges and ends, oth­er­wise the birds will have them out by morn­ing. SCD

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