A couple questions regarding onion transplants
I posted this in the Allium forum, but I noticed the VEGETABLE forum has more traffic -- more feedback, possibly BIGGER onions. :)
So far, I've only had success growing leeks and scallions. I've tried Utah Jumbo, but "Jumbo" they are not.
I have a variety of red and I've read that starting from sprouts is the way to go. So, I have a tub of sprouts about 10 in. long -- they're ready to go in the ground.
Let me try to get this right-- although I don't have dibble, I was going to use a pencil and poke holes 3 in. deep. Drop them in said holes and loosely fill with fine soil. Then trim the leaves to about 1 in. above surface.
Is that correct?
I've also read that they like Nitrogen. Is this true? I know they like Phosphorus, never heard they also like Nitro.
Should I be going heavy on the bone meal AND the cottonseed and/or regular feedings of fish fert. through the season?