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Post  Aub 6/26/2011, 3:13 pm

Just checking with you guys to see if you think it's time to harvest my shallots.Am I ready to harvest?! 242b114c
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Post  BackyardBirdGardner 6/26/2011, 4:28 pm

If you aren't there, I'd say you are really close. Stalks falling over and/or turning brown are good indicators from what I've read. Wasn't there a RookieTopic on Shallots? Surely, harvesting info was in there, too. Long story short, I haven't grown shallots yet.
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Post  camprn 6/26/2011, 5:12 pm

If they were mine, I would wait until the green leaves are a bit more yellow and lift from underneath, do not pull from the tops. Yes, do use the Forum search feature for more info about shallots. By the way, they are lookin' fine! Very Happy
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Post  moswell 6/26/2011, 10:17 pm

@camprn wrote:If they were mine, I would wait until the green leaves are a bit more yellow and lift from underneath, do not pull from the tops. Yes, do use the Forum search feature for more info about shallots. By the way, they are lookin' fine! Very Happy

I got impatient/curious a couple weeks ago and harvested a couple sets. They were on the small side, but they cured nicely and I've eaten a couple. Smile The rest look about like those of the OP, the stalks are falling over but not really yellowed yet.
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