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Natomas' Bill Bird, author of "Sacramento Vegetable Gardening," exults over a bumper crop of onions and onion rings fit for a king:
"I have never grown onions this huge or this tasty before, and never before in the numbers that we experienced this year. As I began to pull mammoth whopper after mammoth whopper from the ground, I knew this was one of those rare experiments that had totally succeeded. Excuse me while I cry for a moment. This just doesn't happen often.
"Short and sweet? If you plant the right kind of onion bulb or onion start, fertilize, water and care for it properly, you will be rewarded with monster-sized onions. Monster-sized onions mean monster-sized onion rings made with a fresh beer batter. Sure, you can use your onion crop for healthy things like salads and such! But only I can tell you the wonderful taste behind taking a healthy thing like a freshly grown onion, dipping it into a batter and dropping it into a vat of hot oil! Mix in rings procured from a home-grown Super Star white onion, add in some beer, flour and salt, and you've got a meal fit for a king or queen."
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