Good enough to eat
Chitting potatoes GARDENERS will now be looking at new spud varieties and growing techniques at Potato Days being held at allotments and nurseries across the country.
Give your seed potatoes a head start by ‘chitting’ them in egg boxes or on a seed tray lined with newspaper on a windowsill.
You can buy seed potatoes from garden centres or nurseries.
Place the potatoes on the tray or in the boxes, on a warm windowsill. Leave them to sprout - it takes around six weeks - and when the shoots are 2.5-4cm long, the potato tubers are ‘chitted’ and ready for planting.
Chitting is vital for earlies and useful for maincrops.