Winnipeg, MB, CA

gardening interests: Composting, Container Gardening, Cooking, Culinary Herbs, Square-Foot Gardening, Vegetables

Member Since: 07/22/2009

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Re: Ask a Gardening Question (or Answer One)

I have a small backyard garden that looks great. Tomatoes, cukes, lettuce, numerous herbs ,peas, beans etc. I have attempted to plant gourmet shallots this year for the first time. All was going well for the first while the green tops were coming up and I added some straw mulch to the soil around the shoot as I did to the rest of the garden and the green tops started to turn yellow an fall over. I have a pathetic looking patch where my shallots are planted. I pulled away some of the mulch and it's made little difference.The rest of my garden looks fantastic. What happened?