Life is interconnected and so are the topics on this blog. It might be cooking and gardening one day, yoga the next, knitting and sewing, or hiking and then bird watching followed by recycling or composting. They are the parts that bring humble joy to my life of voluntary simplicity in Montana.
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.