year one

There's nothing profound or amazing in this post; it's really just a bunch of photos of onions. Except when you consider the fact that we grew these onions, in an area where there was only grass a few months ago, in the middle of a global pandemic, it is just a little amazing. Growing things is always amazing. Learning to grow new things in new ways can be profound. So, I guess this is a profound and amazing little post after all. 


We picked them all, no matter how small, and laid them to dry for days in the sun. 


Then sorted them into red, white and yellow.


Then braided them to hang for storage.

We'll grow them a bit differently next year -- more sun, more fertilizer, and all together so we can stop watering mid-August as we were supposed to (oops)... but still, after all 2020 threw at us, it feels pretty dang amazing to have these at all! We're so looking forward to trying it all again next year!

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  1. Older Sister of Your Man25 September 2020 at 19:33

    They are beautiful crown jewels that will be full of flavour to savour through the fall and winter. You two should be incredibly proud of everything you've accomplished in the middle of a global pandemic. Brava and Brava!

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    1. Awwww, thanks. Let's not forget the helpful hands that came to visit as well. This is a group triumph!

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    2. Also... the onions are pretty small! I don't think they'll last much beyond the fall. A full winter's worth is also part of next year's goal!

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  2. Oh my! So many onions! And I've learned 2 new things about growing onions!

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    1. Hmmm, the drying? the braiding? or the need to stop watering early (I knew this vaguely but didn't know the timing of it)... or the fact onions need extra fertilizer? So much to learn that I don't even know what I don't know...

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