Earlier this month I posted a reminder to check on everything in storage and to remember to eat and enjoy the larder. I seem to be going through my onions extremely quickly this year. These are my cipolini onions. They're a kind of flatten shape and make a great single serving. I guess I'll need to plant more.
Most onions store for about 4 months, if kept cold and dry. A key to storing onions is to pick the ones with thin necks. And make sure they are papery dry, before packing them away. When you look at your catalogs, you'll see some onions listed as good keepers or great for storage. In my experience, the pungent ones last longer than the sweet. Some do last longer than others, but remember to plant some simply because you love their flavor. Onions are fairly easy to grow, if you can give them steady water and a good soil. And you can feast on them all year! They even repel pests.
Photo: © Marie Iannotti