...or lack thereof.
Situation: Last October here in Central Texas, I planted my garlic and shallots. All in raised bed mixed with compost and gardening soil. Raised bed watered all the same, and fertilized occasionally alternating with high nitrogen fish fertilizer and a high phos fertilizer.
Come this month, leaves start to die back on shallots and garlic (plus I think it has rained everyday this month and some of the garlic was showing signs of mildew and rot) so I harvested. Garlic turned out great, huge bulbs waiting for me at the bottom. On the other hand, shallots didnt really form a bulb at all.
Can anyone tell me what difference there is in growing garlic and shallots? I assumed they would take the same 'treatment' throughout the winter?
I attached a picture of the shallots, just so you could see how they didnt develop.