Let's Evaluate Dixondale Onions
I'll go first. Mine did very poorly. In fact, they didn't grow at all. I attribute this in large part to the fact I never got them in the ground.
The ones I gave to my parents and friends did well. I'm curious about the rest of you? Was this a good year. Was it worth the effort doing the group purchase? Please speak up whether your response is positive or negative. I'm really interested in evaluating the interest level in doing this next year.
My husband seems to think I spent $25 bucks and got nothing for it. I disagree. I had a blast coordinating it, and it gave me a chance to converse with several people on the forum I might not have met otherwise. The unfortunate timing of starting a new job, coupled with the fire, meant there were some things that just didn't get done. Onions were one of them. I'm so happy to have a job, I can live with it.
There are three things I would do differently. First, I would nail down the price of the leeks. The jello answers I got from Dixondale made it very difficult for me to communicate on pricing. Second I would offer only full bunches of leeks. The half bunches also complicated pricing. Third, I would collect all the money upfront before orders were placed. This is not because I had collections issues, because I didn't. It is because keeping track of three different ways to pay from four different delivery methods took too much time. I would need it to be simpler.
How about you? Would you order from Dixondale again? Would you participate in a group order?