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Monday, July 30, 2012

Braided Onions

I am not actually a huge fan of onions. I ask them to be removed from my burgers, don't put them on salad and I have NEVER bit in to one like an apple. I am a huge baby when it comes to cutting them, my eyes water for a LONG time and I wear my kids swim goggles whenever they are handy. HOWEVER- I know how healthy onions are for you and do enjoy them in things that I can't really taste them in- like soups, sauces, salsa, stews, roasts, etc... This was my first year growing them and I honestly did it with my mother in law in mind because she LOVES onions and uses them in everything. So here is a little less than 1/2 of the onions I grew this year. They are being hung to dry. I think that ideally this should be done in a dark space (?) but to my understanding it is suppose to be warm (80 degrees or so) so I am trying this. The door to the greenhouse (the one I am standing in taking the pictures) is open so it doesn't trap moisture in there or anything, (it is suppose to be dry)- anyway, we'll see how it works in about 2 weeks I will know. I did ut some down below the shelves in a bottom vented box as well to see if the dark makes a difference. If anyone has experiance with this and wants to comment- that'd be great! =)

And here is one of actually quite a few little watermelons I have growing in the greenhouse right now. It was an experiment to see if I could get them to grow in our climate in an open greenhouse, so far it looks like it is working, we'll see if they get to size or not. That'll be SO great if we can grow our own watermellons! Yum.

And this is just a photo I took this morning and just had to include it. I was too late with the camera to get her drinking out of it. =) We live close with our animals. =)