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Chitting potatoes have turned green

Hope this isn’t a daft question but I’ve been chitting potatoes on my windowsill for the past 2 weeks and in the past couple of days they’ve turned very green! Is this normal? I know you can’t eat green potatoes as they’re poisonous but will this effect the rest of the crop? 

Also how will I know when they’ve chitted enough to plant them? Totally new to this so any advice would be fab!

Thanks! :)
Jade

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 24,625
    they should have been planted several weeks ago
    Devon.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 8,942
    It's nothing to worry about and always happens. :)
    I would recommend planting them ASAP - while the shoots are not at the ideal size, there is growth and that is all that matters.  I put my late-cropping varieties straight in the ground without chitting and they grow just fine. 👍
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • @Hostafan1 In terms of I've left them to chit too long or because of the time of year?
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 24,625
    @Hostafan1 In terms of I've left them to chit too long or because of the time of year?
    See @BobTheGardener's comment.  I concur. 
    Devon.
  • @BobTheGardener Thank you so much, informative and helpful as ever! :) 
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