Chitting Potatoes

Discussion in 'Propagation This Month' started by ElaineTP, Apr 1, 2019.

  1. ElaineTP

    ElaineTP Gardener

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    I put some potatoes out to chit a couple of weeks ago in a sunny cool room in my house - they have hardly sprouted at all - should I wait until they grow longer or just plant them now?
     
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    What sort are they Elaine? If they are earlies then I would wait till the sprouts appear and are say 1/2 inch.
     
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    Although I like my seed spuds to sprout, I'm not as patient as them, they get planted when I want them planted......... it works!

    1st earlies in
    2nd earlies in
    Maincrop in

    Just look out for late frosts and be prepared to fleece/cover if necessary.
     
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