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    Default Sad day - ate last of the stored garlic and onions

    Ate the very last onion and clove of garlic today from last summer's harvest.
    The garlic had been strung in the cellar and the onions in the garage. Quite a few went 'orrid over the winter but the red onions stored best.
    Have grown similar amounts of garlic again this year but have cut back on the onions and grown some shallots in their place.
    Will be more careful with the storage this year and see if i can keep more or alternatively make more onion soup in the winter...
    Have pulled a very few onions and garlic for salads already.
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    you lucky that they've lasted you this long - i stored 50 and they took us through to march (we dont use them that often) - may i ask how may you stored and how you stored them? (i store mine in tight and only a couple of them spoiled!

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    I tie them up with string in bunches so they dont all touch each other and hang them from a rafter so air circulates.
    I didnt count them or weigh them but I would guess there were well over a hundred onions and about 50 garlic heads.
    Will have to count them this year!And take a photo!
    Tights are a good idea but I dont go through enough of them to store onions.
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    Gosh- well done!

    We have a few shallots left from last year. (Just showing signs of sprouting.)
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    My jap onions are now useable and so is this years garlic......................

    My stored onions and garlic ran out months ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicos View Post
    Gosh- well done!

    We have a few shallots left from last year. (Just showing signs of sprouting.)

    Hmm i tried to store shallots last year, but they all started to go mouldy after a month

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    that's good going with the storing!
    we don't have enough room here to grow enough to store that long, but we'll be moving to france in a couple of years so will have plenty of room when we finally get there ....
    you can always chop the onions and freeze them in bags .... that's what we'll be doing (if there's enough room in the freezers!)

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    I've just chopped onions for three hours and have five freezer bags of onions. A lot of mine are bolting this year. All my garlic is up owing to rust, they are hanging from polytunnel cross wires. I have another bed of onions to go. Thank goodness as we use them every day.
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