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#1 ol' stonebreaker ONLINE  

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Posted August 17, 2015 - 09:34 PM

  Dug up about 120 of them today and laid them out in the shed to dry for a few days. They'll be bundled 5 or 6 together  w/ baler twine and hung in the basement.

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Posted August 17, 2015 - 10:47 PM

That is a nice crop of onions!
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Posted August 18, 2015 - 12:30 AM

Great looking onions for sure. Nice crop!!


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Posted August 18, 2015 - 07:11 AM

Nice looking onions!! That bunch might last me the winter, we use a pile of them every year, probably dang near 150 lbs a year. I love onions and garlic mm mm mm mm...
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Posted August 18, 2015 - 07:49 AM

We never dig ours till the tops start to fall over and dry.  Then dig them and let them lay in the garden for a week.  Then to the bundle and tie up job.  Ours went in the basement about a week ago.  Not a nice as yours this year.  Had way to much rain here.  Had to get them out a little early or they would start to rot from the top down.  Had to weed the patch again a while back.  Round-Up works great on giant foxtail.  Will burn it off once it drys.


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Posted August 18, 2015 - 08:59 AM

Nice looking onions!! That bunch might last me the winter, we use a pile of them every year, probably dang near 150 lbs a year. I love onions and garlic mm mm mm mm...

An onion a day keeps the doctor away.
Jo can cook and,I say if she could not use onions and garlic she could not cook.
Honestly, I would like to grow enough to have an onion a day.

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Posted August 18, 2015 - 09:38 AM

  Thanks, everyone. The tops were just starting to fall so I figured it was time.  It didn't show in the pic but I have a large oscillating fan blowing over them to help dry them. 

                                          Mike

 

  Thought I'd add it was 38*F this AM. Think we might have an early Fall!!


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Posted August 18, 2015 - 10:57 AM

real nice crop of onions, you should be proud of the hard work.



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Posted August 18, 2015 - 11:54 AM

Those look great.  Congrats.

 

I've never had any luck raising onions.



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Posted August 18, 2015 - 04:24 PM

Looks like a nice crop. That will make for tasty eating this winter.
A little jeolous of your temps.

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Posted August 18, 2015 - 05:03 PM

  Thanks again, guys. I should add Linda started all these from seed. Shorty, we expect frost from 1 Sept on. Don't want these temps in August!!

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Posted August 18, 2015 - 07:18 PM

wow starting from seed is even more impressive, I cant even do seed here, the weeds take them to fast.



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Posted August 18, 2015 - 09:52 PM

  Lauber, she started these indoors so weeds weren't a problem until set in the garden.

                                              Mike


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Posted August 18, 2015 - 11:01 PM

Those look great.  Congrats.
 
I've never had any luck raising onions.

Do not give up,I normally have bad years and not very good years. This year I got the nicest onions I have ever grown.
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Posted August 20, 2015 - 10:57 PM

Beautiful crop of onions! Today I pulled the multipliers I had left to store for seed for next year. The main crop onions, Spanish and yellow globe, aren't ready yet, but it won't be long. It feels like an early fall here---- the leaves are looking tired already and the combines are in the field taking barley and peas.




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