Monday 17th February 2014 – Chit! It’s potato time!

Yes it’s that time of the year when we get our seed potatoes ready, and have to get the area cleared for chitting. Nothing technical is needed, not specific temperatures or feeding required at this stage. This is how I do mine every year….Step 1 – Open bag of seed potatoes. Step 2 – Empty seed potatoes on to tray. Step 3 – Label. Step 4 – Put on top of kitchen cupboard until late March. That’s it really. If you want to find out more information check out my video. This year I got all my potatoes from Mr Fothergill’s seeds, and ordered the following varieties: Two bags of Apache, each bag is 1.5kg. I’ve grown these before and they did really well. Two bags of King Edwards, again each bag is 1.5kg. Got to grow something royal. And finally two bags of Sarpo Mira, again each bag weighs 1.5kg. Apparently these are wonderful potatoes. I’ve never grown them, but they grown really well. I also got 10 tubers of Sapphire as I’d ordered so many potatoes. So that’s about 10kg of seed potatoes. Hopefully that’ll give me enough potatoes to last most of the year. I’ve still got about half a sack of potatoes left from last season, so hopefully they’ll last until the end of March.

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7 Responses to Monday 17th February 2014 – Chit! It’s potato time!

  1. Keith Hollins says:

    I’m trying Apache & Sarpo Mira for the first time, good to here that the Apache did well, looking forward to trying these.

  2. alderandash says:

    Good idea about the kitchen cupboard – my windowsills will soon be covered in seedlings!

  3. keith says:

    Love your blogs. We chit ours in plastic mushroom trays in an unheated dinning room. (oh…. also we still have about 3 bags of potatoes to last the rest of the year.)

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