I noticed that the onions were ready to harvest at the weekend as their stalks had browned and started to dry and wilt. Pulling them up was easy!
I then laid the onions out onto some sacking and left them for a few days to ‘dry’ in the sun.
We’ve been blessed with some lovely sun, so they’ve been on the lawn for a few days. Last year, I had to dry them in the garage.
Today, I took off the dead, scrappy bits and dry mud and collected them all together.
If we didn’t use them so quickly (doesn’t every recipe need an onion?!) then they would probably last much of the winter. Really happy with this year’s crop as last years was abysmal, obviously due to the poor weather. There’s nothing like fresh, home grown onions; the flavour really is so much stronger and tastier.
Finally, I was intrigued to see how heavy my yield was and was pleasantly surprised to weigh them at 8.7kg.
I dug over the empty bed (which was relatively easy, thankfully) and now the soil is ready for winter to ‘do it’s bit’!