Moisture Onion Test

2019 Weather Predictions

Onion Calendar Test
2019 Rain Predictions
(Eastern Nebraska)

Merschman Seeds Area Sales Manager Joe Birky, Strang NE uses this method to help predict rain for the upcoming year. His method is fairly accurate. Legend has it the Chinese have been doing this for 3,000 years ago. It has also been passed down through generations from all over the world. Many people still use this method to predict rainfall.
Here is the technique used by Joe — buy 6 white onions and cut in half to make cups. At midnight New Year’s Eve put 1 tablespoon of salt in each cup and set the cups in a row on a north or south window. At 6 am New Years Day look how much moisture is in each cup, January would start on the east and then read to the west for the rest of the months.
The more moisture or water in the cup the wetter the month.

January 2019 – Damp
February 2019 – Damp
March 2019 – Wet
April 2019 – Dry
May 2019 – Wet
June 2019 – Wet
July 2019 – Wet
August 2019 – Dry
September 2019 – Wet
October 2019 – Wet
November 2019 – Dry
December 2019 – Wet

“Could be interesting 2019 if this holds true. Probably the wettest I have ever seen since I started doing this project.” — Joe Birky, ASM.