Good enough to eat
●● HARVESTING onions YOU should be harvesting your onions now, but you’ll know they’re ready when the foliage collapses.
Many gardeners recommend you bend over the tops of onions to ripen them, but this usually happens naturally so you shouldn’t need to intervene.
Pick a dry day to dig them up, gently easing the onions out of the ground with a fork, to break the roots’ hold on the soil. Onions need to be dry when stored so if it’s fine, leave the bulbs on the soil to dry off for a week. If not, cover them with cloches or a sheet of polythene, or lay them out in an airy shed. Once they are dry, bundle them into nets to hang up in the shed, where they will keep best in the light.