|August 3rd: Growing away grand|
|August 30th: Lifted and ready for drying in glasshouse|
|September 13th: Tied and ready to be stored|
Lifted: August 30th
Stored: September 13th
Quality: Very good
Now for my personal slant on onions:
Felt the urge (I did, yes) to go looking for some funny onion stuff on the web, followed by some deep onion stuff: Here are four important things to know about onions, together with a picture here and there to keep me entertained:
- (1) A woman always has half an onion left over, no matter what the size of the onion, the dish or the woman.― Terry Pratchett,
Finally, to get some balance, here's two thoughts of a different slant:
- (2) If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. (Cicero) I took some time to get a picture of that into my head...
|Cicero was right|
- (3) Bit by bit, Dr. Driscoll helped me to peel away the layers of protection I had built up over the years. The process was not that unlike the peeling of an onion, which also makes us cry. It has been a painful journey, and I don't now when it will end, when I can say, “OK, it's over.” Maybe never. Maybe sooner than I know. I recently told Dr. Driscoll that I feel the beginnings of feeling OK, that this is the right path. ― Charles L. Bailey Jr., (At the tender age of ten, Bailey became a victim of continuous sexual abuse by his family's Roman Catholic priest.) Amazon link
- (4) Then, if it's more oniony quotes you want, here's the place to go...
Note for next year:
- Use bed 1
- Plant three packets, as opposed to one this year. I had bought two, but did not have enough room & wasn't organised to plant the second
- Have a look around to see if there's any onion that could be sown in late summer / autumn to be ready for early summer?