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Onion crib.

Onions grow wonderfully for us. Since we always have a bumper crop, we struggle to find space to store them where they won't rot. To remedy this, we found an old baby crib and removed the sides. Using wire, we hung the crib sides from the roof of our covered porch. We harvested our onions and let them dry for a couple of days in the garden before we bundled them up, dirt and all. Then, we tied the onions to the crib sides in groups of five or six with leftover baling twine. The crib sides are high enough to be out of the way, so we just leave them hanging up. The main thing is to keep the onions dry and not directly in our hot Texas sun. They last for months, and it's nice to have them ready to go when we need them.

Dawn Hodges

Bellville, Texas

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Title Annotation:Country Lore: Readers' Tips to Live By; gardening tips
Author:Hodges, Dawn
Publication:Mother Earth News
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Aug 1, 2017
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