Monday, September 06, 2021

Now The Onions

  We harvested the onions on August 7th.

And then set them to cure in a cool dark place. We didn't notice the size of a few of them until the other day. What a surprise. 

Some of them got very, very big. I wonder how many meals we'll get out of that big one. What do you think?

Thank you, onions, for being post #52.

32 comments:

  1. Some veggies aren’t as good when they super size but onions are onions no matter what. Looks like a good crop.

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    1. Linda-- We're looking forward to cutting this big onion to see how it is.

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  2. When I grew onions I always got a wide variety of sizes. Makes me wonder what happens to all those big onions that must grow in the fields; they never seem to make it to the supermarket.

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    1. John-- I was wondering the same thing. Where do all those big onions go? I've never seen one this big before.

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  3. OMG I've never seen an onion that big! Well done. I've never had much luck growing them but I probably haven't tried too hard. I tend to harvest when they are spring onions if I have any.

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    1. Dr Michelle-- This is definitely the biggest one we've ever grown. It was quite a surprise.

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  4. Yaaaaayyyyy!

    Yum!! Onions!! Several meals of French onion soup with sourdough bread!!!

    (the joy of food)

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    1. am-- Yes, I was thinking soup too. I don't think I've ever had onion soup in my life!

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    2. It was in a restaurant in Arcata many years ago that I ate a large bowl of French Onion Soup. There was a delicious savory broth with cubes of sourdough bread on top covered with some kind of delicious cheese and onions below that. I am guessing that the bowl of soup was put under a broiler to slightly toast the sourdough bread and melt the cheese.

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    3. am-- Here in Arcata! Wow, that's a wonderful surprise. That soup sounds delicious. Yum.

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  5. That is the largest onion I've ever seen! Sounds like it's time for French onion soup. :)

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    1. Steve-- I was thinking about onion soup. I don't remember ever having French Onion soup. It will be quite an experiment if I do it.

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  6. Wow! That is an awesome crop of onions! Roger is using his muscles to lift that giant one! Enjoy your crop!

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    1. EllenD-- We were so happy with our onion crop this year. I should have photographed our potato crop too. Yum!

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  7. Wow. Might want to bronze it and put it on the mantel:) Well maybe eating it would be better.

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    1. Patti-- That's a very funny idea. Maybe I'll print the photo and put it on the mantel. LOL!

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  8. I've tried a couple of time to grow onions with zero success. and your nasturtiums are pretty. they're a spring bloomer here.

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    1. ellen-- This is definitely our best onion crop. Our nasturtiums are still going strong. I can't remember if they keep blooming through winter. They might.

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  9. Wow that would make a curry for a few days. Never tried growing them. We have lots of tomatoes at the moment

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    1. Billy-- Ah, curry, now that's a very yummy idea. Our tomatoes are almost ripe enough for eating. A day or two of sunshine ought to do it!

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  10. Should have had a full length picture of that muscle-man! Happy 52nd.

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    1. Catalyst-- I thought the same thing about full-length, but I really wanted to focus on those onions in his hands.

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  11. OMG! I was just reading back over the comments. French Onion Soup is one of the truly great joys of life! Savor it!

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    1. Catalyst-- Now I'm going to google around for a French Onion Soup recipe. Yum!

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    1. 37paddington-- I may have to try that. Not sure. I've never had it before.

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  13. holy onion!! You will get through the winter without a single cold!

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    1. Linda Sue-- I so love the idea of a cold-free winter. Yes!

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  14. I have a gardening question for you. Like you I encourage nasturtiums to spill out of the planting bed because they seem to be the host of choice for aphids. And almost as soon as the aphids show up so do the ladybugs and all my vegetables remain aphid-free. Until this year. The aphids showed up on the naturtiums weeks ago, but there's not been a single ladybug. I polled all my Seattle gardening friends and no one has seen a ladybug. I'm wondering if you've seen any on your plants, or don't you get aphids?

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    1. MollyTrolley-- I have never noticed aphids, but then again I have also never looked. I will definitely take a look at them today. Now that you mention it, I haven't seen a ladybug this year either. Mmmm?
      (Sorry for not responding sooner, your comment was in the "awaiting moderation" folder and I typically never look there. Whoops.)

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