Golden Gourmet Shallots
Golden Gourmet Shallots
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Golden Gourmet Shallots: Planting and Care Guide
Planting Time: Plant Golden Gourmet Shallot sets in the fall, approximately 4-6 weeks before the first hard frost. Ensure the soil provides good drainage for optimal growth.
Bulb Characteristics: Golden Gourmet Shallots yield bulbs with a golden hue and a mild, yet distinctive, flavour, adding a gourmet touch to your culinary creations.
Growing Season: Shallots generally have a prolonged growing season, with harvesting typically occurring in mid to late summer, around 8-10 months after planting.
Soil: Golden Gourmet Shallots thrive in well-draining, fertile soil. Ensure the soil is loose and enriched with organic matter for optimal bulb development.
Sunlight Requirements: Plant in a location that receives full sun exposure for a minimum of 6-8 hours daily to promote healthy growth and bulb formation.
Watering: Provide consistent moisture to the shallots, especially during dry periods. Water deeply, avoiding waterlogged conditions that may harm bulb development.
Fertilization: Apply a balanced fertilizer during early spring when shallots are actively growing. Steer clear of high-nitrogen fertilizers to prioritize bulb development over excessive leafy growth.
Mulching: Mulch around the shallot plants to retain soil moisture, suppress weeds, and regulate soil temperature throughout the growing season.
Scapes: Keep an eye out for scapes (flowering stems) on Golden Gourmet Shallots. Some gardeners choose to remove scapes to direct energy towards bulb development.
Harvesting: Harvest shallots when the lower leaves begin to yellow and wither. Gently dig up the bulbs and allow them to cure in a dry, well-ventilated area for a few weeks.
Storage: After curing, store Golden Gourmet Shallots in a cool, dry place with good air circulation. Braiding them is a space-efficient and traditional storage method.
Companion Planting: Leverage the insect-repelling properties of shallots by planting Golden Gourmet Shallots near other crops to help deter pests.
Expert Tip: Reserve some of the largest shallot bulbs from your harvest for planting in the subsequent growing season. This practice ensures continuity and adaptation to your specific growing conditions.
Delivery for standard items is 3-5 working days. Please allow extra time for bulky items.
Standard delivery charge €6.99
under 30 kg and under €75
over €75 and under 30 kg
Non-standard delivery €9.99
Orders longer than 3ft (no free delivery)
Non-standard delivery €15.99
Orders over 30 kg in weight.
(no free delivery)
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over 30 kg / size longer than 3ft
Heavy Non-standard delivery €29.99
Orders that are over 120 kg in total weight will require a pallet.
Bulky Orders (pallets) €29.99 or €49.99
(e.g. Garden furniture sets)
2 different product sets (some items will need a pallet)
Please note our Furniture is Curbside delivery only, means that the shipper will bring the package to your address, pull the truck up to the front of your house, load the pallet(s) onto the lift gate on the back of the truck, lower the lift, and push the pallet(s) onto the path or driveway in front of your house.
If there is not an incline or stairs leading to your house, they may wheel the pallet(s) to your door if the driver can facilitate this.
The nature of Bulky deliveries means they are too heavy for one delivery person to haul up an incline or upstairs, and it will be your responsibility to bring the item inside. It is also your responsibility to unpack the item, completing any necessary assembly, and disposing of the pallet.
Please note that the delivery of our garden furniture and bulky items will be handled by Langan Couriers. It is important to be available to receive your order and remain accessible by phone within the estimated delivery timeframe of 2 to 5 working days.
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