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Just looked at my second earlies and maincrops which I'd been storing in what I thought was a pretty dark location, and they've grown quite a few white shoots. What should I do?

I was planning to chit my second earlies now, having just planted my firsts, but don't know whether the production of these white shoots will be detrimental to this.

And will it be best to knock the shoots of the maincrops and try to find somewhere darker to store until ready to planting?



  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 81,360
    They’ve chitted ... I’d plant them ASAP. Be gentle with them so you don’t knock the shoots off. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • AndyDeanAndyDean Posts: 157
    Oh dear

    Should I even plant the maincrops now?
  • cornellycornelly Posts: 965
    Mine went in yesterday.
  • barry islandbarry island Posts: 1,559
    Mine went in today with second earlies they all go in together and mature at different times.
  • AndyDeanAndyDean Posts: 157
    Right, did not know you could do that! 

    Thanks everyone, I’ll get them in the ground...
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