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    I bought a pack of international kidney in the pound shop.
    There were 8 in the pack but they were quite small
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarrissUK View Post
    Yes, cutting them in half is not going to be a problem. Keep chopping them Jimmy
    No problem with cutting them. Let the wound dry and they will be fine.

    If they have lots of sprouts, no harm going a bit smaller... But now you have extra bag, you'll have no problem.

    Many a time spent on a potato dresser (riddle). Just your Donald Duck. Our top cut went off for bakers or chippers.

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    I bought a 2 kilo pack of Pentland Javlin...27 seed potatoes.
    A 2 kilo of Charlotte had 28 seed potatoes.
    About half of them were large enough to cut in half.
    Bought them in B & Q. €5 per pack.

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    I'd love to grow Charlotte potatoes - we eat so many of them, but I've never grown a potato before.

    Where do you all normally buy from? - guess I can't by a pack from the supermarket and just plant them.

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    I tried a Charlotte type from a supermarket last year and they must've been sprayed with something that stops them growing, cause they came to absolutely nothing! Months later, I hoiked them out of the tub and had them for tea.... the same ones that I'd put in!

    I buy most of my seed spuds from Wilko. Can't really argue with their prices and they've always done well for me
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    My replacements from T&M arrived today. Only 12 this time. But with original 13 I should have enough.
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    I cut mine in half or thirds every year unless they're really small. As long as they have a chit on them, they should grow. Just need a cool, dry place to let them dry. I use egg boxes (or preferably the large trays you get in bulk catering boxes!) so the air can get around them.

    Mr H - just google "seed potato" and take your pick. Loads of online stores to choose from and you can't really go wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr H View Post
    I'd love to grow Charlotte potatoes - we eat so many of them, but I've never grown a potato before.

    Where do you all normally buy from? - guess I can't by a pack from the supermarket and just plant them.
    I used to buy mine from BnQ or Homeb@se !
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