Seed Potatoes

Seed Potatoes

Place seed potatoes in trays and keep in a frost-free and light position, this will encourage the tubers to sprout or ‘chit’. Try not to damage the sprouts when planting. They may however be planted directly into the ground foregoing ‘chitting’.

FIRST EARLY: PLANTING TIME: Late March. SPACING: 30cm between potatoes, 60cm between rows and 15cm deep. HARVEST: June or July. SECOND EARLY: PLANTING TIME: Mid-April. SPACING: Same as First Early. HARVEST: July or August. MAIN CROP: PLANTING TIME: Late April. SPACING: 38cm between potatoes, 75cm between rows and 15cm deep. HARVEST: September-October.

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