All the alliums (except the leeks obviously) have now been pulled and are drying in the greenhouse or on slabs outside.
Some things have done better than others.
|Lots of shallots! I think I should just grow these!|
The shallots did really well this year and we've a good amount to use in the coming months and enough to save to plant again next year. I roasted some with a roast the other day and I'd forgotten how good they taste, slightly caramelised on the outside and meltingly gooey in the middle - delicious!
|All the onions, a bit small but they should keep us in onions for a while|
My onions weren't so good. The rust from my chives did spread but it didn't do too much damage, but I'm not sure how well they would have done with out it.
The red onions didn't amount to much. A lot of them tried to bolt and didn't really bulb up much and some have gone soft already, I'm ready to give up on red onions and just plant more shallots next year.
The brown onions were slightly better, none of them are going to win any awards for biggest veg but most reached a usable size and look healthy so should keep well.
|Garlic drying in the greenhouse|
The garlic was a big success. I managed to harvest thirty two good sized bulbs with a handful of smaller ones that we'll use straight away. I was worried that I'd planted them too close together (my usual trick) but I fed them quite often and this has paid off.
|Thirty two good sized garlic bulbs with a handful of smaller ones|
I'll save the biggest bulbs to plant again next season, leaving us a good amount to use. I'm not sure it's a years supply but it won't be far off.
How has everyone else's alliums done this year?
How are you going to be storing them?