Get your early pota­toes go­ing

Garden News (UK) - - What To Do This Week! -

It’s time to start think­ing about a new early potato crop and you can or­der va­ri­eties such as ‘Ar­ran Pi­lot’ and ‘Win­ston’ now. You should chit them around six weeks be­fore plant­ing them in the ground, so if you’re in a mild spot and tend to plant them in early March, start now. If your area is less mild, leave chit­ting un­til late Jan­uary or early Fe­bru­ary. Pop each seed potato in one slot of an egg car­ton and leave on the win­dowsill in good nat­u­ral light. Eyes will start sprout­ing and when they’re about 2cm (¾in) long they’re ready to plant.

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