How to chit potatoes

How to chit potatoes

I’m chitting my potatoes this morning, ‘Belle de Fontenay’ it’s a lovely salad variety, really waxy really delicious and it’s an early, and it’s the earlies particularly that you want to chit, and all that means is bringing them into growth a little bit earlier and I do mine in an egg carton, it’s perfect because it holds them vertically which is just what you want.

One like this that’s got a sprout already, put the sprout uppermost, and then what you end up with is a short, stumpy sprout like that, you don’t want the things that you get when it’s in a drawer, that are all sort of like spaghetti, those are no good at all, you want them short and stocky like that, and then you just put them somewhere light but frost free to get them to grow a bit, and then plant them in the garden in about a month’s time.