Over the past 4 years that I have been gardening my onions are always a little reluctant to be ready come September. I say that because they are usually grapefruit size and not showing any sign of toppling over and it’s getting below zero at nights. So I give them a little incentive with the ole rake. Take that you unruly onions I would say and within a few days I would be back out to collect my victims.
However, year after year I wouldn't cure them properly and then would go rotten before I could use them. I didn't realize until finding my amazing blog friends that you can freeze onions! Now that would have both saved and caused a few tears!
This year following the great information I have been reading online I am going to try and cure my onions the right way.
I pulled up a few on Wednesday and have been letting them dry out in the sun.
Today I am going to have to move them inside or to some places where it is shady and breezy. However, that may be hard to find. I don’t want to put them in the main garage since the cats are in there and it of course stinks like cat pee. The other double garage i think has mice in it so not willing to chance that. Finally I have the little garage out back, but it there is no ventilation in there...so I am thinking that the basement might be where they are going to end up..lol The other option is to put them in the porch, but I am not too sure I want to be smelling onions every time I walk into the house for the next 2 weeks!
I still have another 10 or so onions left in the garden too. I think I may just pull them out, chop and freeze.
I am also going to attempt to try and braid the onions...so stay tuned for that in the next week or two!