Asked by: Raouf Marinisfood and drink world cuisines
How do you chit early potatoes?
Last Updated: 13th January, 2020
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Just so, how can I quickly chit potatoes?
Chitting potatoes forces them to sprout a few weeks before you plant them. This speeds up the growing process and gives you a bigger harvest. Use seed potatoes and let them sit in a cool, light place for several weeks. Once they've sprouted, you can plant them in warm soil.
Likewise, do you need to chit potatoes before planting? Preparing before planting It's important with earlies and a good idea with maincrops to 'chit' the seed potatoes first before planting; this means allowing them to start sprouting shoots.
when should you start chitting potatoes?
Chitting simply means encouraging the seed potatoes to sprout before planting. Start chitting from late January in warmer parts of the country or in February in cooler areas, about six weeks before you intend to plant out the potatoes.
Can I chit supermarket potatoes?
There is no real advantage to growing potatoes from store bought ones (those soft, sprouting grocery store potatoes will make good compost). However, if you feel the urge to grow those sprouting potatoes from the supermarket, plant certified seed potatoes too.