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Shallots ‘n Onions

June 22, 2012

The sweet onions are all pulled now; most have sufficiently dried/cured and are bagged up ready to hang in the cellar stairwell (bottom left of the picture). Overall they were smaller than I hoped but are sweeter than anything I imagined I would get. (The garlic won’t be far behind; it has been ready to sort by size but I just haven’t gotten around to it yet.)

The potato onions are out ( 3 more of the larger ones evaded the picture). Eat the big ones, plant the small ones this fall and start over. I like these; the modest harvest below came from 5 or 6 scrappy little seed onions planted last fall.

About 2/3 of the shallots are pulled and drying now (shallots are all but the far right in the cart).

Lawnmower shed = shallot curing shack

The shallots still in the ground are pretty large; much larger than last year’s crop:

When the regular “storage” onions are all pulled, I will be faced with deciding what to do with the space. A good problem to have (finally), this surplus of garden space.

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