Another gardening job done for the year – we pulled the onions a couple of weeks ago and left them on the floor of the garage to dry. I’ve managed to braid the ones with long enough tails to braid into plaits, and now we can hang them in the cool, dark basement to last through most of the winter.
It’s a messy job, but it looks nice and is relatively easy to do – it’s just like french braiding hair. I highly recommend doing this outside or in the garage where the sweeping up is easy. I’ve made about 10 braids in total, and the little onions with the small tails will just be trimmed and kept in my bin under our chopping block.
My family is going to think I’ve gone all Laura Ingalls Wilder.
And just in case it doesn’t seem obvious how to do it, here is a video I found:
I didn’t do mine exactly the same way, but close enough and mine seem to be holding up just fine.