If you are you looking for a great way to store all those onions you grew this year and you are looking for a use for all those unused pantyhose you no longer need – here is your answer. Instead of tying knots between the onions, I tied twine between the onions. This will let me release a single onion without having to cut the onion out, destroying the pantyhose. If this method works, I may want to use the pantyhose next year. These days’ pantyhose are harder to come by than they were 20 years ago.I hardly ever wear them any more, but I got a pretty good supply of clean pantyhose from an anonymous source.
I was able to store about 60 onions using this method. I’ll hang them in the garage during the winter and I’ll always have an onion when I need one. I’m anxious to see how long the onions will last using this method versus the paper bag method I mentions in a previous post. This year I am testing both methods.
Nothing seems to go to waste around here. I have a dear friend who is a fiber artist. Patricia should be able to use the excess onion skins for dying fibers and fabrics. You can see Patricia Patterson's work on her website, The Quilter Exchange and Fiber Art Studio.