I’ve been away camping this weekend so haven’t had chance to harvest my Onions. They’ve been ready for pulling for about a week now but I haven’t been able to harvest them because it was either raining or I didn’t have time.
It’s a delicate process. The weather needs to be dry and you need enough time to lift them gently, rub off the dirt and inspect each one. If it’s damaged in any way it should go into the ‘use now’ pile. If it’s large and blemish-free then it will make a good keeper.
Either way they all need to be dried (in the sun preferably) and stored in onion baskets, nets or plaited. I usually go for the onion basket option but I might try a bit of plaiting this year. I never seem to have enough leaf to wrap around the string though!
I love the orange colours that Onions produce. It’s one of the first colours of Autumn in the garden.