The Hative De Niort shallots that we planted out a couple of weeks ago are enjoying their new surroundings. All of them have now started to sprout, and have also sent roots out. It just goes to show that despite it still being reasonably cold at the moment (especially at night), that plants are happy to get going providing they are hardy enough.
Seeing as they seem to be enjoying it so much, we’ll leave them where they are for now. We are just keeping them watered regularly to stop the compost from drying out.