Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Potatoes and Onions

Yesterday's labor was wild!  I didn't expect to pull so many onions, but with the tops either eaten or down, we concluded harvest of three of our four types of onion.

There's plenty left to harvest:

We pulled this beautiful box of Red Burgundy.  These are a spicier red onion.

And so many Sweet Granex that the boxes overflowed!

 The remaining, milder Red Candy were also pulled.  For whatever reason, this onion had the most insect/wild animal damage, with most of their tops missing.

The Yukon Gold, while not nearly so prolific as the Red Norland, weighed in at 67 pounds for a tidy harvest.  We also damaged fewer this time, learning our lesson to dig at least twice as far away as we had last year, as the potatoes had spread so much further.

We're offering all the onions and potatoes grown at Purgatory Ranch for sale this year!

The little green fruits are potato fruits, which I may or may not split open to plant some of their seeds.  I guess if I get bored...

Until next time, remember, this is not paradise.  It's Purgatory Ranch.

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