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hi ive brought some seed potatoes (duke of york) first earlies and (maris peer) second earlies when can i plant them in the garden, thanks



I will be looking to plant ours at the end of March/early April. Don't think that you have bought them too soon, Strom. You should now be "chitting" them, ie allowing them to start growing shoots so that they have a better start when planted. Chitting involves putting the potatoes in individual compartments - egg boxes are a classic example though we use modular seed trays - and keeping these in a frost free but cool place in good light. We are lucky enough to have a spare bedroom that just gets a quick blast of the radiator in the morning and evening, otherwise it is unheated.

3 Feb, 2013


thankyou very much Bulbaholic i will do that.

3 Feb, 2013


Have started mine already, under the stairs in egg boxes and they are sprouting well. I always line my trenches with grass cuttings, this has always worked for me and will start planting after Easter time.

8 Feb, 2013

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