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How long they shall remain out drying must be largely a matter of judgment on the part of the grower, with two points as his guide. The bulbs must be well . hardened,. espe cially close to the stem, before they can be safely' housed, etee they will be likely to sprout They should not be kept out so long as to have the outer skin very generally peel off around the roots. by reason of an unpropitioiu season, insufficient manuring, too late planting, or general neglect, the crop hae a lot of late-ripening bulbs, or even scullions, dont sacrifice the good onions for the poor ones, but pull the entire crop at the usual time, separating the mature and immature into different rows. These late bulbs will do as well out of the ground as in, the object being to ripen them down. The most profitable way of handling them is to market early,. taking the best price they will bring.