We’re now preparing to plant out our chitted potatoes.
But first we needed to learn what ‘chitted’ meant.
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’.