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    zoescrims is offline Germinator
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    Thanks !!! just had to google haulms, i've been calling them stalks.

    is maxicrop like a fertilzer if not should i use that too 'cos i'd really hate to have no spuds at the end of all this..thanks

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    Cheers Tattieman,

    Good reading in prep for this years crop, think I will go down the polypot route as well as using some tyres I have.
    Cheers

    Danny

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    Just received Alan Roman's newsletter - this is what he says about chitting:

    “Chitting” is no longer regarded as essential. It is a hangover from mid Victorian times when all varieties were late maincrops requiring a long growing season. Modern varieties have a shorter “biological clock” and if they are started early they finish early with loss of potential yield. Better to keep them cool with the smallest possible bud and plant into warm soil. It is always possible to bring on a small number of earlies for earliest possible crop by chitting in a warm room.
    Manda.

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    And a heaven in a wild flower

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    Just got hold of an array of seed tatties. Also got the newsletter above re: chitting, but I'll happily continue to chit mine for now, some of them are hard to see what way up they should be, so if anything chitting will help there!

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    Default chitting potatoes

    hi could anyone tell me when the best time is to start chitting

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    I think it's 6-8 weeks before you intend to plant.

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    About now for early earlies, once my seed spuds arrive they tend to get stored somewhere cool but light anyway.... I don't want long spindly chits and I don't trust my garage to stay cold enough in warm spells or not freeze in prolonged cold snaps, so it's north-facing windowsills for me :-)

    chrisc

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    As soon as you get your seed potatoes you need to unpack them and put them somewhere cool, light and frost=free.

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