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Harvesting onions early

Onion harvest

I usually wait to harvest our onions until the leaves have dried down. But the summer abruptly turned wet and I began noticing a few signs of rot. Time to get our precious bulbs out of the ground before they go bad!

I harvested perhaps three-quarters of the onions Tuesday, filling up three bushel baskets and then transferring the contents over onto one of our curing racks. Maybe I actually planted too many this year?



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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You can NEVER have too many onions!! I've been cutting the green leaves off, drying them, then grinding them into: "scallion powder!"

If you have too many onions (Inconceivable! Yes this is a Princess Bride reference ::smile::) just do the same. Cut them up, dry them, grind them and voila! instant onion powder!

Comment by Nayan Sun Jul 24 13:26:35 2016
Is there such a thing as too many onions? ;) Beautiful onions!
Comment by Nita Sun Jul 24 19:08:43 2016





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