Should i lift my onions?

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lordthanatos

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Should i lift my onions?
« on: July 14, 2018, 10:09 »
So all my onions are now yellow and fallen over ( these were spring planted) just couldnt keep them watered enough in our heavy clay soil. So should i just lift them now or wait for some rain ?
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Re: Should i lift my onions?
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2018, 12:48 »
Over-watering can dilute the taste of many things and can lead to fungal problems too. I have lifted a couple to use and they're fine. Dig them up and spread on something to dry them off.
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lordthanatos

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Re: Should i lift my onions?
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2018, 16:10 »
No chance of over watering lol grounds dry as a bone and cracked. Major pain of having no running water at the site lol. 

Think I will lift them up as dont think going to put on any more weight. Shame as they were doing so well

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Re: Should i lift my onions?
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2018, 20:52 »
Lifted mine last Monday and they are all drying on a couple of wooden slatted benches. I'll leave them another couple of weeks to finish drying and then store them in one of the sheds in four old vegetable racks that I kept for that purpose



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