STORE ONIONS AND SHALLOTS
Dry alliums indoors. I’d dug my shallots and was drying them in rows on the wooden edge of a raised bed when all that rain fell. Result? A fair proportion have either resprouted, softened or started to rot. Drats! It’s important onions and shallots aren’t allowed to get damp (even from dew) after harvest, so take them indoors, into a warm, well ventilated room or shed or lay them out under a covered verandah. Once fully dry (rub the stalks; they should be brittle and papery), you can store your alliums in paper bags, hessian sacks or recycled onion bags. They should last all winter.