Amish Yellow Bottle Onions

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Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:51 am

Paquebot wrote:
Wed Jul 14, 2021 3:48 pm
I thought that we went through the nag thing before but must be wrong.
Yes, we did, not even a month ago! :oops:
However, it wasn't clear whether you did the leaves loosely or put the bag physically on top. I'm a literal person who needs explicit directions.

Anyway, I think I know what to do. Looking forward to planting a few onions for seed. Will plan to use a wire cage with leaves to protect them. May also do the same for my hydrangea & blueberry bushes.

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Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:19 pm

I hope to be able to have some seeds for you to get sets next year. Looks good sp far..

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Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:37 pm

Harvest of the 48 planted from sets is done. Due to April and May drought, probably 10 days early but they were done. Size also affected as the biggest would have been barely average last year. C

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Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:35 pm

Do you pull them up when they still have green leaves? Or do you leave them in the field until they're mostly brown? Dixondale has this advice:
Examine all the leaves, particularly the most recent one to appear (last leaf). The leaf sheaths mature and dry from the oldest to the youngest leaf. If you pull the onions from the soil before the last leaf is dry, rot could occur during storage. The neck cavity or top of the onion should not be sunken or soft before lifting the onions out of the soil.
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Fri Jul 23, 2021 5:31 pm

All had flopped about 2 weeks before. after that they quickly began to shrink and brown. Some had dried down to only 6" or so. After several more days on a screen, what was left was trimmed off. All should store well.

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Sun Aug 01, 2021 8:44 pm

I pulled all of my onions. Most of mine were small but I did get a few decent sized ones. One onion was a traditional round shape instead of a bottle one. Here’s a picture of my onions:
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