How to store onions from the garden
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How to store onions from the garden?

Onions are one of the main vegetables on our table. Many people plant it, but not everyone in the UK manages to keep it all winter. Several conditions must be met. And yet, it can lie until spring, if you take into account several important points.

Harvest properly

Harvest properly
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Dig up onions for storage only after they are fully ripe. The main signs that it is time are dry covering scales, a dry neck and drying leaves.

It is necessary to harvest onions in clear, dry weather. Bulbs cannot be pulled out – this can damage the bottom. They need to be dug up with a trowel.

The onion removed from the soil is left on the bed for several hours to dry along with the leaves. Then it is dried indoors for 1-2 weeks. After the onion dries, the roots and leaves are removed.

Onion storage methods

Onion storage
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The easiest and most reliable way is to store fresh onions at room temperature. The refrigerator is not suitable for him.

In boxes and baskets. Well-dried onions can be stored in boxes or baskets, but it is important to pour it with a small layer so that it does not rip and rot.

In braids. This is the most reliable way to store onions. But here it is important to choose the right time for harvesting onions. It is important that the tops do not dry out, otherwise it will crumble. But you can’t hurry either – the unripe onion will not be stored.

Onion preservation

To store onions at home, they also resort to conservation. Preserve onions are best suited as a preparation that has a special taste, which can be added to salads and snacks.

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