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Curing the potato onions

Potato onions

Curing garlicThey'll lose some weight once they cure and I cut off the leaves, but right now I'm very pleased with the yield from our potato onions.  I started out with 8 ounces...and ended up with 8 pounds.

All are going back in the ground this fall.  If they grow as well next year as this year, we should  harvest 128 pounds of onions and be able to stop starting the vegetables from seed.  Maybe in two years, I'll have potato onions to give away to my favorite blog readers.

The garlic isn't quite ready to bag, but is dry enough that I felt okay about doubling up two racks to give our potato onions a spot to cure.  Our seed onions need a few more weeks in the ground, so by the time that harvest comes in, our curing racks should be empty and ready to reuse.  Now I'm looking forward to the harvest rather than dreading the chore of finding curing areas!

Our chicken waterer makes care of the flock so easy, you have time to grow your own vegetables.


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