Slow allotment gardening in the life of a busy family
Sunday, 6 September 2009
We do have more than one onion. In fact they've been our most successful crop this year, to the extent that we're running out of space to dry and store them. We haven't had two dry days/nights together for a very long time, so leaving them on the soil to dry off, as the books optimistically advise, isn't an option.
After removing (with no loss of life) the snail nursery:
parts of our old fridge/freezer come in handy, as drying racks in the shed:
But the shed's full, and now we have overspill into the garage at home, where because it's so rainy the washing drying on the Victorian pulley is deliciously permeated by the smell of onion. We don't own a tumble drier, so when it's wet this is the alternative. Teenage noses are beginning to wrinkle.
Another item on the list for the forthcoming shed interior makeover: drying lines on the walls.