Learn how to grow your own Shallots with this video tutorial from Quickcrop with expert vegetable grower Klaus Laitenberger. Shallots originated in Asia and belong to the genus Alium, which also includes onions and garlic. They are just as easy to grow as other aliums, and can be grown from seed or from sets. Sets are small bulbs, ready to be planted. Shallots grow smaller bulbs than onions and have a fantastic taste that is perfect for cooking with.