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Chitting Potatoes

Postby Durgan » Jan 07, 2013 6:31 pm 7 January 2013 Chitting Potatoes
Chitting potatoes is the process of growth under bright light conditions to form shoots from the eyes. This gives the seed stock an early start. This year I wish to experiment as follows: ONE. Grow twelve plants by allowing only one eye to produce stems. TWO. All all the eyes to produce stems. Compare the two growth methods as to weight, size and quality. There will be twelve each of Russian Blue and Alaskan Sweetheart for comparison purposes.From experience it is found that chitting takes about two months to get growth shoots about 1.5 cm long. The potatoes are placed in a bit of potting soil to maintain some moisture and to keep the set tubers upright.My outdoors planting date is about the 15 of April.
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Re: Chitting Potatoes

Postby thistle » Apr 23, 2013 10:53 pm

I always find your posts to be very informative,and since I am planning to grow Potatoes I was interested to read about your "experiment". Could you please advise me as to what you would consider good seed potatoes and where to purchase them.I am in the Stratford area.The only place I have seen Seed Potatoes is at Canadian Tire.
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