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By Nedh

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Do you have to chite potatoes before sowing? Nedh



You don't HAVE to Ned. Monty Don experimented with this a couple of years ago. The result he got (if my aging memory serves me correctly) is that the earlies did provide a better crop when chitted but for main crop it did not make much difference. Of course, with my memory it was probably the other way round.

6 Aug, 2012


As S says, you don't have to. We usually receive our seed potatoes several weeks before I am prepared to plant them. I don't like to keep them in contact with each other in their bags so put them in individual modules ie I chit them anyway.

6 Aug, 2012


I stick mine in egg boxes as I still like 3 on mine before planting as I think it gives them a good start.

6 Aug, 2012

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