Knowing when to harvest onions for peak flavor can be tricky, but with a few tips from a real onion farmer, they're super easy to perfectly pick and store.
Grandpa always said "plant onions on the first day of spring, harvest them on the first day of fall." But here in the southwest, the first day of winter and summer are more like it.
My wife's idea of "gardening" is secretly burying old vegetables around the yard to see if they grow. As a result, I now have a brown onion flowering among the tomatillos.
The ruby ring onions I planted this past winter ready to harvest. I pulled them up and will allow them to dry before tying them up. In total I got about 50 really nice red onions. Considering I bought this seed on sale for 99 cents, I got a real nice return on my investment.
Planted these from seed back in early March and finally harvested this week. It's a great onions for those of us with short days in the south. Great color and a nice, spicy onion flavor.