Before you plant the potatoes, they need to be ‘chitted’. This is essentially just growing shoots out of the tubers before you plant them. This will speed up the growing of the plant and will result in heavier crops.
To chit potatoes, simply place them upright in a light, cool, but frost-free place. Keep an eye on your potatoes whilst they chit and wait for strong, short green shoots to appear. This usually takes around 4- 6 weeks and you should wait until they’re around 2-3cms long from the eyes of each tuber.
Top tip: We recommend placing your potatoes in an old egg box during the chitting process.