Purple Pear Farm
Purple Pear Farm
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Commenced:
01/01/2006
Submitted:
02/02/2011
Last updated:
19/05/2017
Location:
131 Anambah Road, Maitland, NSW, AU
Phone:
0249320443
Website:
www.purplepearfarm.com.au
Climate zone:
Warm Temperate





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Garlic & Onion Harvest

Project: Purple Pear Farm

Posted by Mark Brown almost 8 years ago

Weather did not suit but we got the crop in and now we ensure it keeps!!

Our garlic and onions have been harvested ans stored. We found that the onions matured early this year and it was an unexpected complication when we had wet weather just at the wrong time. Some garlic was collected before the rain came but most was still in the ground when down it came.

We hung some of the garlic in the shed to dry with fans blowing aross the crop day and night. Oh dear - the power usage!!

Here Bec - the super wwoofer - bundles garlic for hanging.

 

Some of the garlic and onions was hung in the lecture room and fans applied too.

Transition town members comming to see a movie were surprised by the lack of space - we showed the movie in the house!

 

The onions too were harvested to aviod problems due to the wet weather. Kate bring the first of the wheelbarrows  for drying in the shed and lecture theater.

Just on dark and still more work to be done.

 

The onions were spread out on tables to start the drying process and were eventually bunched for over all drying by hanging.

Onions spread for drying.

 

The crop is now dry and storing well. Next year we will aim for about five times the onions as they do not last long when the CSA members start getting their weekly share. I think we have enough garlic for a corm a week for everyone untill St Patricks Day next year.

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Kirsten Bradley
Kirsten Bradley : you cannot have too many onions, i don't think. it's physically impossible. Great job!
Posted almost 8 years ago

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