Harvest and allotment produce Feed

Sorting out the onions and garlic

20150715_115929_resizedAs I mentioned, I decided to use my parents conservatory to finish drying the onions and garlic out. Thank goodness I decided to get them in, as it's rained every day since. I was going to try plaiting them...but in the end I decided I'd just trim them and put them into net storage bags instead. There are just so many and I've never plaited onions before. I would have liked to have had a go, but I just needed to get them sorted and stored and out of the conservatory before my parents get home today. 

Here's a picture of some of them on the table. The net bags were meant to be delivered today, but haven't arrived yet...and my massive marketing bag isn't big enough to hold them all, so they are all over the window sill awaiting the bags. 

I have to say I'm absolutely thrilled at the harvest. I don't think I'll have to buy onions or garlic for a very long time. In addition, I also harvested the small amount of garlic on plot 18...it hadn't really done much in terms of bulking up, but I decided to peel it all and pop it into the freezer. I was going to use it as green garlic, but there was just too much of it. 

The only thing I was a bit disappointed about was the shallot harvest. They didn't really bulk up and stayed really tiny. I will definitely give them another go next year though, as last year's were quite good.