Wednesday, November 30, 2011
It's Onion Time Again
I just placed our onion order for 2012. This is the earliest I have ever done that. For some years we have been ordering onion plants from Dixondale Farms in Texas. Given the drought conditions there this summer , I wanted to make sure to get my order in early. In spite of the nasty weather here this year, we had a nice onion crop. This braid of red marble cippolinis is still looking good. I ordered yellow Spanish, Redwing, Copras and red marble cippolinis this year.
My copras were beautiful and large. Onion plants work out well for us. Unfortunately, this year we had to harvest them wet. Some of them have spoiled, but we still have good onions to use. This braid is definitely getting down to its end. Hanging them in the basement in braids helps to keep them at their best. Some years I never have to buy onions in the store. I love it when that happens!