This is the post I was intending on writing before I found out that pretty much every one of my zucchini plants was dead.
Three days ago, I needed decided it was time to thin out the onions so the remaining ones could grow large. Because I didn’t have anything I could use them for immediately due to a fridge full of leftovers, I decided that I was going to preserve the onions. There are probably other methods of doing so, but I use dried onion a lot and I have a dehydrator, so that is what I did.
After washing the dirt off the onions and removing the half-eaten ones, I diced them so that when they dry, the onion pieces would be conveniently shaped for cooking. I ended up needing one of the trays that is supposed to be used for making fruit leather because the individual pieces kept falling thru the normal tray.
A word of warning to others that attempt this: dehydrating onions will make the entire house smell like onions for a few hours and some of that is the substance that makes your eyes sting. The end result of the drying was nice onion flakes that I will use for cooking. Onions dried like this will keep for a year or two on the shelf, but they get eaten a lot sooner than that.