Although I said on Friday that we were going to go to the Yandina Markets on Saturday that did not eventuate and so we decided to go the the Caboolture Markets at the showground. We have lived in our current location for over 5 years now, yet have never been to this market. I think I was put off by the fact that it is so large.
We looked at fruit trees and also some seedlings but ended up buying neither. It could be a bit of a waste planting seedlings at the moment when we are going on holidays in just under 4 weeks. So we restricted our spending to some fruit and vegetable supplies. We spent $23 which bought a pineapple, capsicum, potatoes, zucchini, nectarines, peaches, apples, bananas, broccoli and a 10kg bag of onions.
Last year we grew some onions which was a success, however, in our climate it is difficult to allow the tops to dry off completely in order to be able to store them. So my solution was to harvest them all (about 3kg), dice the onion and freeze in packs of 150 grams in ziplock bags. 150 grams is the weight of 1 medium/large onion. This process was very successful so I decided that I would do it again with the bag of onions I bought (10kg for $7.50).