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    What a great thread - thanks for the original and thanks for resurrecting.

    I'm off to Morrisons to see if I can get some flower buckets! Then I'm off looking for first early seed potatoes. I almost sound like I know what I'm doing, thanks to this thread!
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    I brought a beginners growing set of poatatoes, it came with 3 types of potatoes and bags to grow them in. On the instructions it says you can chit them before in an egg box but you done NEED to. I was just wondering if it makes a big diference? Ive never grown potatoes before and so im quite clueless!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ringo Grumio Nibbler View Post
    Thanks for that. I think I'll play safe and keep the harvests seperate.

    One more question though, is 5 the maximum number of chitted spuds to plant for bag growing? Any idea on the yield I'll get from these 5?
    From what I've read recently I think tattieman (who is the expert on all things to do with potato growing) is recommending 2/3 spuds per bag.

    This leads to a larger harvest apparently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by growingkasbar View Post
    I brought a beginners growing set of poatatoes, it came with 3 types of potatoes and bags to grow them in. On the instructions it says you can chit them before in an egg box but you done NEED to. I was just wondering if it makes a big diference? Ive never grown potatoes before and so im quite clueless!!
    Hi - I've merged your thread with one currently running; if you have a look at post number 43 - the latest advice is quoted on there.


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    I rushed out and got my flower buckets for my first earlies .... but I think they're the wrong flower buckets. I'm sure they're not big enough, even for small spuds.

    The diameter is 23 cm (9 inches)
    The height is 20 cm (8 inches)

    Can someone confirm, these are not the flower buckets that were mentioned earlier as being suitable for salad spuds?! What is the minimum container size?

    If they're not right, I'm off to find another supermarket.

    Many thanks
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    My potatoes are in egg boxes in the conservatory. They have got some sprouts which are about 1/2" but the tops of the sprouts look a bit black . Is this ok. Probably a daft question but never grown poatotoes before.
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    Likewise, first-timer here too..

    I've bought first earlies, second earlies, and maincrop (rocket, charlotte, and maris piper).

    I'm going to chit them all now, but just wondered if you dont want to chit them, how do you store the seed potatoes? Unless it's been mentioned above, I seem to be a bit confused

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrismarks View Post
    Likewise, first-timer here too..

    I've bought first earlies, second earlies, and maincrop (rocket, charlotte, and maris piper).

    I'm going to chit them all now, but just wondered if you dont want to chit them, how do you store the seed potatoes? Unless it's been mentioned above, I seem to be a bit confused
    From what I've read, in a cool dark place, but keep the air circulating around them.

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