With me, everything in the garden is magical. So what’s the big deal?
This time of year, the green part of my large bulb-type onions are flopping over, and making a big mess in the garden bed. So, I cut them off. It is ok. I have done it for years.
This seems to force the bulbs to get even bigger, faster. I cut them at about 5 inches tall.
Then I take all that lovely green stuff into the house. I put a fistful in the Vitamix with about two cups of water. Then I store it in a gallon jar. This is the concentrate for my magical onion juice. I will let it set a few days and then strain it.
The solids go to the compost and the liquid is stored in my gallon jars until I need it. I will put about a cupful into my two gallon watering can and fill it with water. I will end up watering the whole 800 square feet (eventually). This will give me a head start on those evil squash bugs. It actually repels many bugs. But the squash bug is the one that I consider my nemesis. Nemesis? Does that mean that I am a superhero? Well, I doubt that I can ever hope to fill out Wonder Woman’s costume, but Steve often reminds me that there are a lot of little critters out there that depend on me. So maybe to them I am Garden Girl!