The Seasoned Homemaker
The Seasoned Homemaker
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Storing Onions


In preparation for storage, I let my onions air-dry for about a week. It's an inexact science, but completely curing onions for storage takes about a month. And, I don't have a month, because I'm moving to an apartment while this happens..
Nevertheless, I've pulled all of the onions and will be trimming the green stalks to about 12 inches. I want them to cure enough to form layers of skin which will keep them fresh for months.
About two weeks later (when I'm in a temporary apartment) I will wipe off more dirt and trim the roots. At this point, I'm almost ready to store my onions. But, before I put them away, I leave them on the porch another week or two. After that, I trim the stalks and get ready for long-term storage.
And, this begs the question, "How do I store all of these onions?"
The answer: Pantyhose.
Gardening is so rewarding, wouldn't you agree.
Gardening is so rewarding, wouldn't you agree.
I've pulled my onions.  I will trim the green tops to about 12".
I've pulled my onions. I will trim the green tops to about 12".
I do the same with garlic.
I do the same with garlic.
The best thing I've found to store onions in Texas is pantyhose.
The best thing I've found to store onions in Texas is pantyhose.
Cut off the individual legs.
Cut off the individual legs.
Stuff onions into the pantyhose and knot between the onions.
Stuff onions into the pantyhose and knot between the onions.
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