Onion spacing- 16/sq ft vs. Dixondale recommendation
Dixondale farms suggests 4" between onions, and a full 3 feet between rows. What's up with that? Besides not wanting to waste space, it seems that if you only need 4" on one side, why wouldn't 4" on the other work?
I actually put mine in about a foot apart in a longish raised bed (it just seemed to work)...now I'm wondering if I can pull them back out and put them even closer (making a 3rd row in the middle), or if Dixondale is right in their spacing. I only wonder if they are simply making room for mass planting & mass growing/harvesting. Obviously if you're a commercial grower, you'd need the walking space for your hired help...
...but knowing you SFGers, you probably have it 'more right' for the homeowner, and I can save the space for other things in that bed instead of wasting a full 12" x 20 feet in this particular bed!