Every year (Last three years) I have had what I think to be as a novice a good harvest of onions but I'm struggling to store them for long before they start rotting.
I carefully dig them up with a fork gently teasing them up and out before laying them out on the soil for a week or more before hanging them up in my garage.
However I struggle and I think one of my problems is that my garden is a damp garden at harvest time and on sunny days it is very humid in the garden. My garage is south facing and gets warm.
This year my onions are huge and looking very healthy indeed at the moment. There not ready for harvesting yet and I'm wanting to do better this year at preparing them for storage and getting them to store longer. I reckon I waste roughly half of them as they go rotten in storage. This year due to recent prolonged rain my garden is saturated at the moment (a lot more than normal). I suffer with a very wet garden in winter. As the sun comes out over the next few days / weeks yet again my garden will be extremely humid and damp, not a good environment for harvesting onions, or so I believe.
What am I doing wrong?
How can I harvest and store them better for longer and reduce wastage?
Has anybody tried using a dehumidifier to dry out there onions prior to long term storage in a garage?
Any, all ideas and suggestions welcome.