Have you started your onions yet? While some farms are burning tons of propane trying to get the first tomatoes we’re pretty happy to have the first onions and burn…well, nothing except some wood to keep things warm during germination. These purple pearl onions are a staple from mid-June until the “big boys” are ready later in the season. The first ones harvested are perfect for threading on skewers with other small things. After a few weeks they’re big enough to handle other recipes and the tops are always a bonus.
Our delicious heirloom tomatoes show up when it’s time and once they start they never stop until we pull them. In the meantime, we’ll put our early energy resources on these little onions that taste like spring all summer long.
Oh, BTW, we started ours. High fives all around!