Archive for May 31st, 2013


The onion tops were starting to wilt and falling over, so it was time to harvest. I have more onions this year than I’ve ever had and so I decided to try curing, which can extend the life of the onions/garlic for up to 6 months.



Step 1

Pull the onions and garlic from the beds and lay them out in the sun for 1 day. I made sure to wait until today to give time for the soil to dry out a bit from our rain last weekend.


Step 2

Braid the onions. I did these in groups of 3-6


Step 3

Hang the onions in a shady location where they get air circulation. I hung these under the front and back eaves.


My husband didn’t seem to happy about the string of onions at the front door, but we borderline live in the country, so why not.


Step 4

Lay out the garlic in a shady location. The garlic can be hung like the onions and vice-versa. Since I had less garlic I chose this option.

I am now supposed to leave these for 2-3 weeks if the temperature is 80. Since we will be at 90-95 it will probably take 1-2 weeks. I’ll update my progress.

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