Monday, August 12, 2013

Time to pick the onions

August in the garden means the end of some crops. Sometimes by this time, squash vines have died completely. Some of our gourd plants have died, possibly from a squash borer (more info here) that crawled into the vine and ate it, or possibly from a deer stepping on it. Can you find the deer print in this photo?

Other crops are simply ready for harvest, like these onions. Onions are special because you can eat the green stems (above the ground) and the bulbs below the ground, too! When onions get brown and fall over, they're ready to harvest. (Find more info about onions here.)

How do you like to eat onions? I like mine fried for a long time until they get caramelized and a little crunchy. Often I cook them with zucchini, somewhat like this recipe, only I use a LOT more onion! Try it and see what you think!

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