Onion crop

We have grown red and white onions from sets and they have now been harvested and put out to dry.
Only 3 had soft/white rot and not too many went to seed. So a good crop.  We would normally leave to ripen in the soil but the bed was so weedy we needed to get on top of it.  Trouble is finding space in sheds for open storage - one already has 30 garlic cloves drying out. Took those out to get rid of rust that was developing on the foliage.  These crops make a great difference to our shopping bills as we get through a bulb of garlic and a good pound of onions a week. (Saves about £1.50 a week).

Meanwhile my husband is growing GIANT onions from seed in the poly tunnel. 

At least nothing was eating them!  Chasing birds off everything at moment, especially the blackbirds who are desperate for anything juicy (it is so dry here there are no worms)  they have even started to nibble the ripe tomatoes in the poly tunnel.

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  1. Lovely onions Trish. As you say it's staple crops like garlic, onions, carrots and potatoes that save on the grocery bills. I'm chuffed with my produce this year.

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    1. Its amazing the difference it makes!

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  2. our red and white onions are up and drying off, the garlic in the next few days also got rust, potatoes are doing well this year as well.

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    1. Don't mention potatoes here! Something is eating them in the ground. We think it is mice? Last year they devastated our sweet potatoes.

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  3. Where would we be without onions? Almost every savoury recipe I use requires them. Shame about the potatoes. I had no idea that mice ate them! Eloise

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  4. 2 of our favourite things, onions and garlic xx

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