Last of the onion harvest

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  1. marlingardener

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    We went out this morning and pulled the last of the onions. We had so many that we put them in the garden cart and hauled them to the barn to be tied and hung to dry.

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    If they dry properly, we'll have onions for all winter.
     
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  3. Sjoerd

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    Ahhhh----That just makes me smile. What a wonderful haul that was! I hope that mine will do well this year.

    Nice cart too, I might add. ;)
     
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    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    O.K. City slicker question: How do you keep the onions till the spring of 2012?

    Jerry
     
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    Sojerd, thanks for the compliment on our onions, and I'm sure yours will do as well or better.
    The garden cart is over 20 years old--we've hauled it around with us because it's so darned useful. We had a large St. Bernard/Golden Retriever mix that loved to ride in that cart. Pulling 75 lbs. of dog uphill was less expensive than signing up at a gym, and a lot more fun!
     



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  6. Philip Nulty

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    Lol Jane at the thought of pulling a 75 lb dog uphill in the cart!.
    I can remember the smell of gathering the crop of onions to this day,..strong but nice,..you have a good crop there,..now for the tying and hanging up.
     
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    Jerry, I just saw your question. If the onions are dried properly (which is why we have them hanging in the barn with air circulation but out of sunlight) and stored properly in brown paper bags or mesh bags, out of sunlight and humidity, we'll have onions until we eat them all.
     
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    Wow!! what a great harvest. I just transplanted my onions to the growing and I am not sure how they are going to turn out because the weather here is not good for onions. This is the first time I am planting onions and it is from seed.
     
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    Great onion harvest! We just had a handful planted, and have been eating them. Next year I'd like to grow more because we go through alot them!
    Can you give a pictorial on the hanging process?
     

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