Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Tip of the Day~When onions go to seed

Can you see the round little seed pods on the tips of these onion greens?  
These onions have gone to seed.  They have stopped growing.  If left in the garden, they would bloom, and probably be pretty, but they would lose their value in the kitchen.  I had tried to move these onions, they didn't appreciate it and quickly went to seed.  That's okay though, they made wonderful green onions.  For green onions, just snip off the seed head, roots, and peel away any brown onion paper.  Rinse your onions, dry them off a bit and then store them in the fridge.  These are great on tacos, in sandwiches, toasted on top of garlic or herb bread.  If you harvest more than you can eat, you can also chop them and store them in a baggie in the freezer.

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