Mainly a project for the kids. But hopefully will yield onions, garden and pretty flowers
Harvesting and storage JUNE 2012
As soon as the leaves start to yellow and die back, onions and garlic are ready for harvesting. Don’t bend over the leaves to speed this up.
Lay the bulbs, complete with foliage, in a warm, dry place for a couple of weeks to dry out. If onions develop thick necks use these straight away as they don’t store well and are prone to neck rot.
Make sure the foliage is completely dry before storing the crop in a dark, cool, dry place, either by hanging in nets or plaits, or packing carefully in layers in boxes. Storage life depends on the cultivar but is usually 3-6 months.
An outdoor organic garden located in Letchworth, United Kingdom, carms's The Onion Box garden currently contains 9 plants.Consisting mainly of Potting Mix soil, this Container garden is located in USDA Hardiness Zone 8a.