Ron and Vicki Sullivan
In November 2014 Quail Creek community gardeners and friends planted over 1,440 Texas Sweet onion bulbs in anticipation of reaping a 2015 bumper crop. Proceeds from the fundraising project will be used to support Green Valley Gardeners club projects.
On May 15, 2015, more than 1400 golf ball, baseball and softball size Texas Sweets were pulled from their beds. The harvest crew sorted them by size and left them on the ground to cure for several days. After the onions dry, gardeners will trim their roots and their tops and then they will be ready for market.
This year’s crop more than doubled the yield from last year’s harvest.
The Allen J. Ogden Community Garden is celebrating its thirty second year of gardening in Sahuarita. With nearly 60 gardeners and their families, it is the oldest and largest project of the Green Valley Gardeners.