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How to Grow Shallot in A Pot Using Different Fertilizers

Shallots are a type of onion that not only matures swiftly but also takes up less area than its counterparts. As a result, growing shallots in your kitchen garden is relatively easier.

Kritika Madhukar

The Shallot is a low-maintenance crop that thrives on any well-drained, rich soil in direct sunlight. Shallots are acid-tolerant and can grow in acidic soil, but they prefer a pH of 6.0 to 6.8. The looser the soil, the more Shallot will grow.

Shallots must be cultivated in fertile and sandy soil to produce well. New developing sets can spread and swell in fat bulbs in sandy soil, whereas heavy soil is less constrained.

Shallots are aggressive feeders who need all of the nutrients they can get during their growth phase. Allowing the young bulbs to go hungry is not a good idea. Rather, feed them multiple times during the course of the growing season. When the beds are well-fertilized and the water is kept weed-free, the Shallots thrive.

Growing Shallot in a Pot

Shallots are an excellent choice for container gardening. They flourish in direct sunlight and dry soil conditions when cultivated in containers rather than outdoor beds. Whether you're going to keep your Shallots containers inside or outside, make sure they get at least 6 hours of sunlight every day and that they're six inches inside each pot.

Plants should be spaced 10 inches apart if the Shallot pot is big enough to accommodate them.

Selecting Fertilizer for Shallot

Below we have described as to how to select fertilizer for shallot;

Organic Fertilizer

Shallot necessitates a large amount of nitrogen. Three weeks after planting, give plants an extra dosage of liquid fish emulsion or other fertilizer, and then fertilize every three to four weeks. Feeding should be stopped four weeks prior to harvesting when the necks begin to feel mushy. If you're using dry granular fertilizer, make sure to wet it thoroughly. 

If you're using dry granular fertilizers make sure to wet them thoroughly. 

To attach the Shallot bulbs to the earth, cover the plant with soil above the bulb. Water it until the soil is moistened to the depth of the bulbs. Maintain a moist environment in the soil until the green shoot appears, which should take approximately a week.

Traditional Fertilizers

Planting the Shallot in soil that has been treated with rock phosphate and potash is quite advantageous. You can either dust the soil with fertilizers before turning it to plant a Shallot set or after the Shallot sets have been grown.

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