Sunday, 15 January 2012

Chitting Our Potatoes

Not quite so cold today - only about 0° and very sunny. Unfortunately no time to go to the plot though.
We took our seed potatoes to my mum's cold spare bedroom to chit for a few weeks (months actually as we don't intend to plant till end of March/early April). Along with the Orla, Belana and Kestrels I couldn't resist buying 3 Duke of York Reds at the garden centre yesterday. The Orla we intend to keep in the ground for a bit longer as they were tasty last year and kept very well.

One of the Belana was damaged (by a spade it looked like) so we only have 4 of those, but hopefully we'll get plenty of small new potatoes from each plant.
 

2 comments:

  1. If the potato has been damaged just plant it, large pots were just cut in half to make then go further. Just make sure it has got an eye.

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    1. Thanks Ivan
      They're all in the ground now. Just got back from earthing them up as frost is expected tonight :-(

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