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jen16jen16 Posts: 14

Can anyone tell me please if Its to late now to start chitting potatoes


  • chicachica Posts: 252

    hi jen although mine are in the ground (just) i would give it a go it would be like a trial what have you to loseimage

  • GarryHGarryH Posts: 9

    Hi Jen, as a result of the incident previously described in "Growing potatoes in bags" I unfortunately have no choice but to start now and as chica says what have you got to loose. One point I would make is that quite often you find that those spuds that are still on the shelves at nurseries have chitted in their bags sufficiently enough to go straight into the ground/container. Good luck to us both.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,107

    I was in a GC on Saturday and they were still selling them. Plenty of time to grow, just won't be hyper-early

  • GillyLGillyL Posts: 1,077

    A llot of GC are reducing them now,so you may pick up a bargain.

  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 3,189

    You can bypass chitting and just plant them out. You'll just have later spuds planting them out now. I plant out Christmas spuds in August which aren't chitted.

    I'd be inclinged to plant 1st or 2nd earlies now though.  Others posters maybe able to give better advise regarding a main crop as it's possibly to late to plant those out. 


  • LeggiLeggi Posts: 489

    I agree with Zoomer, just plant straight out as they are at this time of year.

  • jen16jen16 Posts: 14

    Thanks eveyone for all your replies . image I shall get some in asap.

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