Thursday, July 19, 2012

Onion Harvest!

The red onions are blooming and the yellow onions are pushing their way up through the soil!  As the onions mature and become ready to harvest, the tops will start to dry out and flop over.  I will dig up a few to check the size and see if they are ready.  Then I will dig them up and spread them out on newspaper in the basement to cure.  After a few weeks I will cut the tops off.  Stored in a dry dark place, they will keep for several months!
Onions do very will in Utah and are still grown commercially in places along the Wasatch Front.  Plant them in the early spring; bulbs or sets (sprouted starts).
Flowers on the Red Onions

Yellow Onions - Almost Ready!

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