Ishikura bunching onion

Rooftop gardening
November 11, 2012

Bunching OnionLast summer I grown some Ishikura bunching onion on my rooftop. I wanted to blanche it, so I sow the seeds in a tall pot, filled with only 10 cm of soil.

Ishikura Bunching OnionAfter about a month that the onions had sprouted I carefully added some more soil.

Ishikura Bunching OnionI added more soil at the end of summer, finally filling the pot.

Ishikura Bunching OnionI harvested the bunching onion last week, gently pulling out the onions with all their soil.

Ishikura Bunching OnionThen I removed all the soil, releasing the onions one by one.
I harvested one pound of blanched onions, many were big, with a diameter of 2 cm or more, others were less developed.

Ishikura Bunching OnionI cleaned and removed excess soil and roots. These are the smallest ones, that I used for a gratin.

Ishikura Bunching OnionFor the onions gratin: arrange in a single layer in a baking dish and drizzle with a little olive oil and thyme.

Ishikura Bunching OnionBake for 10-15 minutes until they are golden brown. They are a delicious side dish.

This harvest joins to Harvest Mondays.

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