Tom Knippel wrote:
It should be noted that my crop is harvested second half of July/early August and spring planting time for me is second half of April. That is a very long time to be storing anything. (I also fall plant.)
Tom Knippel wrote:
I feel how I harvest is a major factor on keeping quality. I try to let bulbs dry down completely in the ground and then harvest cured bulbs just before the next rain. Plants finish off at a variable rate so this harvest process is repeated over a couple of weeks but always before the next rain event. POs have a short dormancy period and mature bulbs ready for harvest for storage getting wet is just not a good thing.
... I cure my crop in the ground then harvest, clean, and trim. I store my stock at a constant 50 degrees in total darkness. I inspect stored stock monthly and cull out any sprouting or rotting bulbs. Rot begets more rot, causing faster decline of remaining inventory.
Tristan Vitali wrote:
... The big thing to watch for with them is the neck thickness - use any with thick necks as they'll be least likely to make it to spring.
Tom Knippel wrote:Potato Onion Wildcross Project, 2021 Results.
...some will be potato onions and shallots (for my purposes I no longer see any reason to differentiate between potato onions and shallots)
The Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production (UAIP) Competitive Grants Program supports a wide range of activities through two grant types, which are Planning Projects and Implementation Projects. Activities include operating community gardens and nonprofit farms, increasing food production and access in economically distressed communities, providing job training and education and developing business plans and zoning.
Mike Lafay wrote:
For now, I want in a few years to grow almost all of my food, but I'm ready to make a few compromise for the most annoying stuff. If buying 10kg of grains for 25 bucks mean I can save a dozen day of hard work, then so be it (as long as said grain is GMO free, organic, etc). But maybe growing a lot of grain to then turn it into fresh eggs and delicious chickens would be much less work, and provide more. From what I know, grain is absolutely not essential to live. But it can help makes nice things, like cakes, pasta, pie, etc.
Eric Hanson wrote:I find this thread very intriguing.
Though not exactly a Permie idea, I knew a person who tried to combine the “efficiency” of not carrying laundry up and down from bedrooms to the laundry room.