The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

United Kingdom Gb

Hi,I Have A String Bag Of Shop Bought Shalotts For Pickling And Have Some Left Over, Can I Plant Them And Expect Them To Multiply, I Am Informed That They Me Be Treated To Last Longer And Therefore Will Not Grow Or Grow As Good As the Ones Intended For Planting, Kind Regards Patricia.

On plant Thank You For Your Responce I Will Try Them In Pots As I Have No Gound Soil, Cheers Pat.



Hi Patricia and welcome to GoY. You've really answered your own question the shallots may have been treated to prevent growth. The only way you will find out if this is the case is by planting them.

9 Apr, 2012


I've used 'eating' shallots from Morrisons as seed shallots and they were fine. It's the luck of the draw but if you are not going to eat them all you have to lose is a few square feet of soil for the summer. In fact you should know in half a summer.

9 Apr, 2012


Thank You For Your Quick Replies, I Will Try Some In Pots As I Have No Ground Soil. Kind Regards Patricia.

9 Apr, 2012

How do I say thanks?

Answer question


Not found an answer?