I just pulled these onions a few days ago and they are now drying out in my garden. I’m not sure how many white onions I have – around 30 I think. And a basketful of shallots too. There are probably another 20 red onions still in the ground up at mtp. Did anyone else have terrible trouble with weeds around their onions? I think I planted them too close to each other (they were about 7-8cm apart) because I couldn’t get my hoe in to weed around them and so they became choked with bind weed. David (my guru) came over about a month ago and said, “now’s the time you should be top-dressing onions with nitrogen but I wouldn’t bother with those, they’re so big already.” Then he walked off in a huff because my onions didn’t need any nitrogen – ho-hum! You’ve either got it or you haven’t (nitrogen that is). Last year I plaited them onto strings with varying success. This site shows you how to plait onions in pictures which is quite useful.