I think that today was one of the hottest days of the year, but tonight with the sun still up and very hot I made a special trip to the allotment to pick the onions and stop them from going soggy.
The onion blight had really taken hold and destroyed around 10% of the crop.
From the look of the onions as I pulled them up, only one variety has seen real susceptibility, whereas the other seems to have survived a little better. But if I hadn’t pulled them all out tonight then there would have been more casualties by the weekend.
I have taken to hanging them in the garage in bunches of 5, from bamboo canes strung up horizontally from the ceiling beams. I hope this will dry the onions out quickly and stop any more of them turning bad.
We will see. It’s all a big experiment.