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Just lean the lattice up against the wall at an angle, then just push the tops thru holes. Onions stay out, leaves stay in, no rain goes thru the leaves into the onions.

 

The water down the "leaves" is what causes the internal layers (or rings) of the onions to rot.

 

It was that one year you get with the most beautiful onions bigger than your fists. Happens like one in 10 around here. So much rain. I had a whole row of white, a row of yellow, and what was supposed to be a 1/2 row of red (it was slightly more red than a pink color... had streaks).  LOL

 

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I don't plant anymore....... BUT, what I learned by accident was that the latticework that goes around the bottom of my house, which I had a bunch of old sections in the barn was unbelievable for drying onions. As long as the rain doesn't go down thru the top the onion didn't rot, if it rains on the bottom facing up I had no damage. I just dropped those onions down thru the lattice.

 

Fast easy and no rotten rings inside the onions.


I know we are later down the calendar here, but down south you leave them all year on lattice? in shade of course, ya know can't do that up here, just put on door screen in basement off floor and need to put a fan down there which I never did before and they would not last very long. Same with taters.

post #62 of 65

Gardens gone this year. We got hail. mowed down everything.

Good news is no more weeding and more time smoking!

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Gardens gone this year. We got hail. mowed down everything.

Good news is no more weeding and more time smoking!


Don't know how far your garden was along. Ifin it were me and my garden started in March, on cool crops, Maters and such on mid May, and things were movin' along, I would be so down in the dumps for a week or so then pick myself up. Hail is my worst fear for tearin' it up. Hope somthin comes throug.

post #64 of 65
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2014


Heres garden know. Got pumpkins up font, just planted in june. Pulled 130 red and yellow onions yesterday. Can't see past maters and corn but zuchinni, black diamond melon cantoulope, peppers, green beans, taters and okra the deer just love, may not make it. Replanting today. Gonna till up where onions were and put second crop of green beans and other cool weather crops.

post #65 of 65
Red and genovese basil...just picked


Gonna turn it into a nice pesto and bruscheta
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