If ever you've wondered how to use up your old pantyhose in the garden........ here it is. I have lots of onions to harvest this year so after I picked them and cured them for a week in my garden shed, I move onto the next step.
I went to the thrift store and bought up all their unused pantyhose. I suppose you could use your own clean used ones but I didn't have any. I didn't have the heart to tell the gal working there what I was using them for. The bonus was they were all "Queen" sized and more onions fit in those.
I place one onion in the bottom and then tie a knot as close to that onion as possible. Then another onions get placed on top of the knot. This continues until the leg is full. I cut mine in half, leaving the control top portion on there so that they will hang with a stronger top. After all my hose are full I hang them from a rod in my pump house where it never freezes in the winter and have onions until I run out. Last year that was at least January and I didn't have nearly as many as I do this year. Fun and interesting idea for food preservation, don't you think?