Growing Healthy: A Harvest That Could Make You Cry
NBC 26 Staff
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Knowing when to harvest your onions can be tricky. There are a couple key indicators which tell you if an onion is ready to go.
First look for browning of the onion stalk. Second and mostly importantly, wait for the stalk to sag to the ground. Many people believe bending the stalk themselves a couple days before harvest will maximize the growth potential. This is false and will actually cut-off the onions final days of growth potential.
If you plan to store your onions. Be sure to dry them out in a well ventilated area until their outer shell becomes very dry and flaky.