Shallots resemble onion bulbs in appearance to some extent but are typically smaller and narrower. In cooking, shallots are often added instead of onions, especially where the addition of onion could overpower the dish. Shallots are definitely onion-like in their flavour, but it tends to be less sharp and much more mellow compared to an onion. Planting and growing shallot seeds is as straightforward as doing the same with onions and the process is quite similar, the big difference is that shallots are ready to harvest sooner, meaning you can enjoy them a lot faster! To get started, order your shallot seeds with free delivery here at Gardeners Dream.