10 06 2013


Last fall I tried again with the allium family. We eat onions and shallots and garlic and leeks all year long; they are a staple I can always use more of. Previous attempts to plant them, though, had not met with success. Until this year! The leeks didn’t survive, we got a couple small onions, and the garlic isn’t heading up the way I’d like, but the shallots! Quite the bounty.

After pulling, I “cured” them by letting them sit, with greens on, in the turned off oven for a week. Then I clipped the tops and roots off and hope to keep them in a cool dry place for a few months. Assuming we don’t eat them all before that time. 🙂





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