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Few people seem to do this.Few people seem to do this. We are impressed! Our sources suggest lifting the onion sets before the ground freezes, setting them in a cool, dry, dark place (such as a basement) to cure, or dry. You could braid the greens and hang them, if you like. When the onions are dry, the roots and the greens—the source of nutrition—are dry (almost papery), cut them off and put the sets into a paper bag and leave in the same cool, dry, dark place until early spring. Then plant them. We also had a thought, because we like to experiment . . . How about leaving a couple or a few in the ground, but mulched heavily, just to see how they fare. Let us know how these all fare next season.

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