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    What can be sown direct in April? Last year before I moved house I had ample windowsill space but no allotment. Now I have moved house I have no windowsill space but a vast allotment, so I've had to rethink what and when I sow/plant things.

    What are you all planting/sowing this month? I've never tried potatos but I haven't chitted any (nowhere to put them) so can you buy pre-chitted ones and when do they go in? My allotment currently resembles a fruit farm and I'd like to grow some veg haha.

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    Have a look at this link :-

    Vegetable Diary Planner shows when to plant vegetables

    you can select the area you live in then it adjusts the sowing/planting time to suit.
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    I may be totally wrong but I was always told maincrop potatoes don't need chitting (only earlies)? You can also plant beans, peas, beetroot, spring onions, carrots, parsnips, perpetual spinach, and tons more straight into your plot if the soil is ready for them. You can cover very early plantings with a plastic cloche if you are worried its a bit cold?

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    Quote Originally Posted by buzzingtalk View Post
    I've never tried potatos but I haven't chitted any (nowhere to put them) so can you buy pre-chitted ones and when do they go in? My allotment currently resembles a fruit farm and I'd like to grow some veg haha.
    You can't buy pre-chitted potatoes but you can plant them un-chitted. There is a lot of discussion about it but I don't think it makes much difference, they might start a bit earlier if they are chitted but if you are short of time, I would say bung em in about now.
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    My whites were chitted, the reds weren't but they still went in.
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    I've only decided this week to container grow some spuds this year, so I'll be putting them in the bags this weekend, unchitted. They'll be fine.
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    You don't have to chit potatoes Buzzing, but you'll have to be quick to get seed potatoes. I think Wilkinsons may have some left.

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