We were harvesting and drying the sweet onions today grown in the community garden plot. The sweet onions that we grew this year were Walla Walla and Alisa Craigs. Both of these varieties get very large and are excellent for making onions rings and for slicing to enjoy fresh.

The onions are ready for harvest when the tops start to turn yellow or when they flop over. These are all drying on a rack for the next two weeks. After they dry for a period of time, we will snip off the roots and tops and finish the cure. We will dry these properly to get the best storage life possible. However, sweet onions do not last as long as a traditional yellow storage onion. With this in mind, we start eating these right away. These make exceptional onion rings or eaten raw on hamburgers.