We call shallots the long thin skinny ones and the long thin skinny ones with the small onion like bulb on the bottom a spring onion. One of those foods that has more than one name world wide.
I’m talking about what I call shallots this time. Shallots are something I grow from seedlings, I always have them in my garden BUT over this last Christmas season I ran out of all my usable shallots and had to buy some for my salads.
I planted 6 as that is what came in the bunch I bought from the store (I stored in my fridge until I used them) You can see the new growth out of the top.
Shallots are one of those vegetables that can be cut off at soil level, use shallot and the shallot will grow again.
You can grow them in a pot or in your garden, they are so easy even I as the haphazard occasional vegetable gardener can do.
I say shallots are on the left and spring onions on the right.
I’ve not tried this with spring onions so don’t know how it would work but you could give it a go and see what happens.