Tuesday, 5 March 2013

First planting of the season



My planting season always starts with shallots. The weather has been beautiful over the past few days, and this prompted me to buy some 'Golden Gourmet' shallots from the hardware shop in town. They have them outside the shop in a bucket on the pavement and I love being able to pick my own out.

My little helper, V, left playing at his sandpit to amble over and help me plant them out. Always keen to join in... lovely.

I love to grow shallots as they seem a little more exotic than the humble onion, and for some unknown reason, they seem to grow better than onions in my allotment. I also love how you plant one shallot and harvest a cluster of them. Magical.

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