How to chit your potatoes

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Key dates

Start chitting your potatoes on Tuesday 19th February 2019

Duration

Two weeks

3 Easy steps

The kit box you received your GYOP kit in, has a specially designed built in chitting tray

Step 1

Carefully remove the lid of your kit box along the perforations, to reveal the chitting tray.

This will prevent the lid blocking out the sunlight

Step 2

Place your seed potatoes on the holes as indicated (4 x Rocket and 3 x Regional variety) Making sure you keep the two varieties separate.

Step 3

Place the chitting tray in a warm place with lots of light, a classroom windowsill is perfect for this and watch the chits appear.

After two weeks in the light your seed potatoes will be ready to plant.

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Farmer James showing you how to chit your seed potatoes ready for planting

Top tips

Handle your seed potatoes very carefully to make sure you don’t knock any of the chits off when it comes to planting time.