Well, as I said, onions were one of my big garden success stories. I didn't plant too few, or too many, they grew well and didn't get any little buggies. I harvested 26 nicely sized medium yellow onions. Of course, then I had to figure out how to store them. Enter Google...
I brushed off most of the dirt, trimmed the root ends to about 1 inch, pulled off lots of the outer shoots, and left them in the sun to dry for a few days. Then I used this tutorial to braid the the onions. It was very simple and makes for a really lovely way to store them.
Don't you think?
Works with Garlic, too!
They'll stay out in the sunshine for a few days longer, then go down in the basement for a while since it's the coolest place in our house.
In a few weeks, when temperatures start to stay low during the day, they'll go into the garage for the winter. The two braids of 13 onions each won't last the whole winter but we'll certainly get to enjoy eating from our garden even as the snow is piling up outside! And that's pretty cool.