Saturday, August 29, 2015

44 Delicious Pounds

We harvested a tad over 44 pounds of onions this year.  Last year, by comparison, we did 11 pounds.  Woohoo!  Four times as much onion!  (Side note:  We have several people say something along the lines of, "Gee you guys must eat a lot of onions," when getting the garden tour this year.  Yes, yes we do.)
In addition to the onions, we also got a few pounds of absolutely beautiful shallots.  They really are just perfect.  We must plant more of those babies next year.
We grew white, yellow, purple, and sweet onions.  The sweet onions did the best, size-wise.  Of course, they don't store as well long term.  We're thinking we should plant more sweets for our fresh fall eating though--the whites and yellows we can save for winter.
They're all bagged up and in storage, and by that I mean our coat closet with two exterior walls, which functions as our root cellar.  Gosh, I adore onions.  I put some in every savory meal I make, more or less.  Yum.


  1. That is fantastic! I just harvested the first round of onions today, too - we eat a lot as well. I also found my first ever tomato hornworm, which had eaten almost an entire plant by the time I discovered what was going on. Eek!! It might give me nightmares...

    1. I've heard about the hornworms, but so far we've blessedly had no problems with them. I've never seen one in person. I hope you were able to minimize any additional damage! And huzzah for fresh, homegrown onions!


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