Ordinarily, when it is time to harvest onions, I just pull them up and hang them over the fence. Ordinarily, the tops start to dry up and fall over before I do that. This year has been so wet and hot that the tops were starting to get a little slimy, and it's too wet to hang them over the fence, so I went ahead and pulled them up and laid them out in the greenhouse to dry today. I hope it works. That would be a LOT of onions to waste! Aren't they beautiful?