How to fertilize onions at planting time??
I received my order of onion plants from Dixiondale yesterday and this is my first attempt at planting them and I'm a little confused.
In the planting guide that was supplied they say to "make a trench in the center of the bed 4" deep and distribute the fertilizer in the trench. Then cover the fertilizer with 2" of soil and plant the transplants 6" from the trench. Do not plant the transplants in the trench!"
I called Dixondale to ask about this because I inteneded to plant one long row of onions instead of 2 rows on either side of the trench. The woman I spoke to said that she's been telling people to put the fertilizer in the trench, partially fill it with soil and then plant the onion plants in the trench. She said she's been giving this adivice for 10 years with no complaints but she also said that the growing guide was reworked for this year.
So my question is, where do I put the fertilizer, below the plants or next to the plants? Also, is there anything wrong with planting one long row as opposed to many shorter rows?