How to Chit Potatoes

How to Chit Potatoes

16th March 2016

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Seed potatoes ideally need chitting so that they will produce a good crop later in the year. The seed potato will have a slightly rounded/pointed end with a small eye or two developing. These will grow into the plant stem and leaves. Stand the potato on its end in an egg tray/box in a cool frost free dry place. When the shoots are a few centimetres long after around 6 weeks, plant them out. Make sure you plant out with a label to ensure you know what the variety is.

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