Learn how to grow and harvest onions and how to save the roots for re-planting.
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Male: Well, today it’s time to harvest out onions. It’s still a little bit early we can let it grow a little bit longer but I need this spot in our garden for some squash, and over here we’ve got some tomatoes, red tomatoes.
We’ve got some cucumbers right here and right here and a couple over there and what it is the cucumbers will grow from here out so I can plant the squash and the tomatoes. Here and the tomatoes and the squash like plenty of fertilizer. I’ve got a bunch of horse manure in here. We’ll slow release organic fertilizer.
So, what we’re going to do today right now we’re going to pull these onions up. Now, what happens was last year these are really onions leftover from last year. I took the bulbs and I cut the top of onion now and I put the bulb into a pot, let them stay in the pot over the winter and then in just hot spring I guess around January, December – January I planted all.
The bulbs split in half, so I have two onions off in one bulb, so on one hour we’re going to do is take these onions and cut them over in half then everything else going to save. We’re going to dash it the top is up to make chops out there for stews and baked potatoes and the bottom of it will leave them in big chunks and use it as we need them.
Female: We’ll store them in the freezer.
Female: Look that little onions on them.
Male: Yeah, and its got little onions on 1:56 back this in the ground for another month or so, but that’s still —what we use and still a good size onion because we’re not real big onionators. We use our money for a kind like a spice. Some people like to put them on there on their hamburgers. And neither my wife or I eat them like that.
Female: I love them cook.
Male: Yeah, we love them cook, so we won’t have about our onion spray very, very long time. Here we go, alright let’s go. Slice all these stuffs bottom in the freezer.
Female: We have onions over there still.
Male: Oh yeah, we got them to do too.
Female: Just set them up.
Male: —where we can add them to a compost pile that we have. What you need to start, start on one. So, all of the ants are dead like that you spread it all.
Female: Cut that all. I like a little fine about onions stem on here across. We’re going to wash some leaves—in here this fluffy wood.
Male: Yeah, that’s where the bulb enters.
Female: See how it is.
Male: Now, I was getting ready to put it in small flower pot out.
Female: That’ll be only one I brought that though. Some of them I cut big to top on my soups and stews and when we make gumbo. Then I’m going to put on baked potato, I like them fresh because they come straight out of the garden.
Male: Well, we put them all up honey.
Female: The more I plant more.
Male: Okay, the best one.
Female: Because it grows just about all year round.
Male: You have a point I think I’ve got —get some onion too looks what the best some on here. I worked up little—tiller instead of planting in the rice beds.
Female: Just so strong you smell it.
Male: Oh yeah, it’s so strong.
Female: I’ve got some dirt in there. I’ve got a little bit of dirt it won’t hurt, hurt you. This is a little tough to cut this. I do it—I just prefer it than using a knife. I’ll leave that whole just because in the soup and stew it will be good.
Male: And that’s one onion. We have—that’s only part of what we’ve got sitting outside. A very small part that we have so a second ago a few minutes ago.
Female: And just freezes them and you add to this bag and—you don’t have to use the whole bag.
Male: So, you’re going to put only one onion or you go?
Female: No, I’m going to add to them just doing this to just show you.
Female: Because you’re going to add to them all the time. And all like that the air out it’s okay to freeze onions. It will not hurt them.
Male: We’ll put that in the freezer and hold it out when needed.
Female: —loose so you can go in there and pour out what you need when you’re cooking.
Male: How many bags do we have left there?
Female: —on the big fridge and the leaves are just left.
Male: We’ve got some of the stalks. That have been left solid, okay. Alright, people that’s how you do it and I will up to you later.