I managed to get my shallots planted yesterday.
I have no idea what variety they are, all I know is I call them Georges Shallots as that's who gave them to me, hopefully I'll keep this strain going for many years to come and they'll be known as that for a long time!
I picked through the best of last years and separated out the biggest ones for planting. They've all stored remarkably well hung in the shed and only a few have disappeared in their papery skins.
I added plenty of muck to the plot where they were planted and added a whole bucket of wood ash, they seem to love it and most gardeners swear by this. I've made sure I've saved up all my wood ash from the winter with plans to add it to my tomatoes later in the year and my home made plant food.
I had my little helper with me again, she loved pushing the shallots into the soil and we even managed to get some more seeds planted in the greenhouse. I need to buy some onion sets now and complete the other allium bed to feel like I'm really keeping on top of planting.
How far has everyone else got with their planting? I bet no one can beat Northsider Dave with his potatoes?