When I was still young and beautiful, I learned that if you want to look like a million bucks, you need a million-dollar dress. If you buy a cheap dress, you had better have the million-dollar body. If you don't, you will need a million dollars worth of undergarments to pull it off. Even youth and beauty can't always make up for a cheap dress.
Enter: the clearance onions...
I bought them this week. Shallots to be exact. I really like shallots and when they are available, they are individual and expensive.. The lure of unlimited shallots called me. These were in 8-packs for 50 cents. So I bought the cheap-dress onions.
They are a little bit out of season in Georgia. I'm not sure they have a real season here at all. They like cool weather and we only have frozen and heat-stoke for our seasons.
So, do I have the million-dollar body for my cheap dress? Nope! But the back of the garden by the woods is cooler than the rest of the yard.
Lastly, I will have to provide them with the million-dollar foundation. We just dumped chicken litter fresh from the coop back there and I can't grow in that. There is space behind the strawberries though.
There was a bed there once, with a thick layer of manure and mulch. I raked up what I could and turned it over, exposing lots of orange Georgia clay. Mix and chop. Turn and mix.
I got them all planted and sprinkled. It took about three hours, including turnover. At minimum wage, I could have bought a winter's worth of onions. I hope they grow a million-dollar dress. If they do, I will be smelling like onions all the way to the kitchen.