Chitted potatoes

chitted spuds


potato-plant-223941    We’re now preparing to plant out our chitted potatoes.


But first we needed to learn what ‘chitted’ meant.

_9008413   Do you know what is meant by chitting?


Chitting simply means  encouraging seed potatoes to sprout before planting.

Gardeners start chitting from late January in warmer parts of the country or in February in cooler areas, about six weeks before they intend to plant out the potatoes.

Each seed potato has a more rounded, blunt end that has a number of ‘eyes’.



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