Onions are easy to grow, and they store well too. Learn how to cure your homegrown onions, and you won't need to buy any this winter.
Time Required: 2-3 weeks
- Place the entire onion plant (bulbs and leaves) in a cool dry place. You can hang the onions in bunches or spread them out on a rack to cure whichever works best for you.
- Allow the onions to dry for two to three weeks or until the tops and necks feel dry to the touch and the outer onion skin is shrunken and papery.
- Leave the leaves intact, if you plan to braid your onions. Trim them to within an inch of the bulb, if you plan to store your onions loose.
- Your onions are now ready for storage! Store them in a cool place (a temperature between 32 and 40 degrees is best)with good air circulation; and they should stay fresh for months.
- Thick-necked onions do not store well, so use them first
- Use some of your onions to make your own onion powder
What You Need
- Freshly dug onions