Monday, June 8, 2009

Don't cry . . .

So, my new favorite thing to grow is onions! Right after Christmas they go in the ground. A bunch of 100 starts is about $1.50. Then you water them and they just grow and grow.

Some we put in the onion basket to eat now.

~I love them because, well, we love onions and use lots and lots of them.
~When you grow them yourself you can go out and pick them as they grow; green onions in February and March, more substantial ones as they get bigger.
~Because we used them as they were growing, we planted about 200 and harvested about 100.
~Another good reason to grow them is that they are sweet enough to eat raw but are still really flavorful when cooked.

Some we sent through the food processor and will freeze for later.

We just harvested ours this weekend. Next time I'll think I'll double what I planted this year.


Mom in Mendon said...

A harvest is satisfying. Your seasons are surprising. You hardly have winter.

Nana Donna said...

I am so impressed! We have a garden and I can't wait for the harvest!