Category: Onions

Vegetable garden plans for 2019: onions

Onions (Allium cepa) For the first time, in planning my 2019 vegetable garden, I did not order field-grown onion plants from Johnny’s Selected Seeds. I’m growing onions exclusively from seeds this year. Onion plants were easier but cost more. Each bunch of 50-60 plants costs… Continue Reading “Vegetable garden plans for 2019: onions”

A successful onion harvest

A successful onion harvest this year. Hurrah. Last year, half of my storage onion crop rotted. I ran out of storage onions some time in January and bought at least 1 bag of onions from Trader Joe’s every week from then until spring, when… Continue Reading “A successful onion harvest”

Salsa synchronicity; or, where’s the cilantro

Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum). Cilantro can be a weed. Look at the lovely cilantro above. It came up volunteer in the tomato row in June. These are the first cilantro leaves, sort of like flat parsley. Later the upper leaves will be more fern-like. Ernest… Continue Reading “Salsa synchronicity; or, where’s the cilantro”

April is for alliums

April is for alliums. Alliums, whether planted in the fall or in late March and early April, are the best promise in the vegetable garden that spring will get itself established one of these days, that frost cannot defeat vegetables, that things are good… Continue Reading “April is for alliums”

Harvesting onions in August

Harvesting onions in August. Patterson yellow storage onions, Red Zeppelin red storage onions, and Red Marble red cipollini onions were harvested on August 1. That was my first mistake. I started a process of drying the onions that, in retrospect, was too much like… Continue Reading “Harvesting onions in August”

Bunching onion harvest

Bunching onion harvest. On July 2, the bunching onions were harvested. As I wrote about in the post Vegetable garden in June, I don’t remember planting these onions. It must have been last fall with the garlic. I don’t remember where I bought the… Continue Reading “Bunching onion harvest”

Onions in June

Onions (Allium cepa). After writing about onions in the posts Onions and Planting Onions, I’ve only complained about the wimpiness of the onions plants through April and May. Now, here on the first day of summer, June 21, there’s reason for celebrating onions. As was mentioned… Continue Reading “Onions in June”

Vegetable garden in June

Vegetable garden in June. It’s time for a June accounting of the vegetable garden, seen above in a photo taken June 6. The tomatoes, planted out between May 19 and May 23, were covered with bed covers for a week or so. I took… Continue Reading “Vegetable garden in June”

May work

May work. I don’t have time to write posts. I have garden work to do. The weeds are growing so fast that I can’t keep up with them. The area we mow and call a lawn is due to be mowed yet again. The… Continue Reading “May work”

April blooms

April blooms. Here it is the last week of April. What a difference a month makes. As I wrote in the post March changes, I was in despair at the end of March thinking that the freezing temps and snow would never go away. Although… Continue Reading “April blooms”