It’s a lovely crisp day so I’m stringing my onions to store for the winter. I lifted them a few weeks ago and they’ve dried off nicely in the greenhouse, so I’m spending a couple of hours doing the sort of pleasantly repetitive job that isn’t difficult but is very satisfying. All you need is some sturdy string and somewhere cool to hang them - the door handle of the greenhouse is the perfect spot to assemble each string, accompanied by plenty of tea and chocolate biscuits, then each string is hung up from a beam in the garage.
It’s not difficult - there’s a nifty, wiggly loop that the dried stalk of the each onion makes round the string to get the hang of, then it’s the weight of the onions creating tension that holds them in place. I won’t attempt to explain the detail because there’s a really good tutorial with great photos here.