Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Hanging Onions

It's another WFMW post. Click on WE ARE THAT FAMILY for a whole bunch of useful tips!

As I stated above mine is hanging onions. I arrived home from a meeting last night to find School Girl and Superman hanging them so nicely in our garage.
This freaked Urban Girl out who stated that this is only okay to do if we lived in the country, but not for us suburb folks!

A couple of books I read said to hag them so the skins could dry. I know someone is laughing out there because we have probably got it all wrong?? Help if your laughing- I'll gladly take constructive advice!
As you can see by the pics the onions didn't exactly bulb. I've never been able to get them to do it. I MUST be planting them wrong?? Again, any advice? Well, they are still somewhat usable.
When the tips are young I pull a bunch for cooking and use the green parts for dehydrating. Great for soups and such. I think I've mentioned it somewhere before?
Anyhoo... It Works For Me, and I didn't have to do anything!
Please comment with your suggestions!
julie

2 comments:

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

Oh - wish I could tell ya. I kill even IVY!

Becky said...

Some onions are day-length sensitive. That means that they bulb up when the days are a certain length. Some are day-neutral meaning they will bulb up no matter what the day length. I don't know if that is your problem or not, but I've noticed that my onions need to grow for a certain amount of time before the days begin to shorten, then they bulb up better. So, you might contact your county extension and see if they know of varities that work well in your are.