June 7, 2010 at 3:39 am #252391
I’m after some shallots if anyone can help me out. I had tonnes of these and can’t believe that I can’t find one!
Hoping someone might be able to pop some in the mail for me. 😀
Also, does anyone know about Marshmallow root? What does it look like. How is it grown? And whether or not it’s available?
TIAJune 7, 2010 at 9:07 am #467496
I have lots of saved Spring Onion seeds (if that’s any help)?June 7, 2010 at 12:01 pm #467497
I have seedlings of leek, Aussie brown onion (make great shallots), and some weirdo giant shallot (very strong flavour) that was grown as a second year (saved seed) plant in my Mum’s garden (in the Yarra Valley :tup: ).
True shallots … I have nothing at the moment.
I also have common Mallow seedlings (which are part of the same family as the Marsh Mallow and have the same (but less of) the sticky constituant that makes the muciliage that was the original ingredient in the confectionionary marshmallow, before glucose syrup was used.
All the mallows can be weedy, but are brilliant bee attractants and have such lovely flowers (the common Mallow is a popular substitute for the Marsh Mallow it is so very closely related to) – it has lovely blue flowers. The stem is used as well as the root (actually, all of the plant is used, which is why I’m growing it).
I have quite a few seeds of each of these things as well, if that’s easier (I’m out close to the Yarra Valley just this weekend, to install some raised vegie beds for a friend … I’m sure you would be welcome to visit there, if you want to pick up seeds and/or seedlings).June 7, 2010 at 1:33 pm #467498
g’day form sth gippsland. i have ANY amount of shallot seeds. i’d be happy to share. incidently, my shallots have NEVER lost at the foster show!June 7, 2010 at 5:17 pm #467499
g’day form sth gippsland. i have ANY amount of shallot seeds. i’d be happy to share. incidently, my shallots have NEVER lost at the foster show!
Hi when the father in law lived in gipsland he had schallots small white ones made great pickeld onions dont suppose you have any of those do you i would gladley pay postageJune 8, 2010 at 10:24 am #467500
dikoz – I’d love some shallot seeds too if you have any extra to spare. Are we talking about the bulbous brown oniony-type shallots that are often used in Asian cooking? If so, I’ve got stacks of seeds if you wanted to do a swap?June 8, 2010 at 1:09 pm #467501
I thought shallots were only grown from bulb. I just buy a few kilos from Coles, divide them into “cloves”, and wack em in the ground. Hugely productive and easy to grow (much easier than onions).June 9, 2010 at 12:47 am #467502
Aaa..good tip there Bill! 😉July 2, 2010 at 2:50 am #467503
Sorry to those waiting for seeds from me but, I don’t how to get them to you if I don”t have an address. Don’t worry, I’m a patient man! :tup:July 2, 2010 at 2:53 am #467504
Sorry to all those who replied to my thread. I abandoned ALS for Farmville. Bleeping evil time sapping FB games! Things seem to grow better there, although I have fallen victim to monocultures, albeit haven’t succumed to mechanical agriculture yet. Pity it’s not so easy in real life.
Dikoz, I’ll pm my postal address. :tup:July 2, 2010 at 3:05 am #467505
LOL Pam.. 😆
what do you call shallots ?
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