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Storing Second Earlies 'til Planting Season?


 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:04 pm    Post subject: Storing Second Earlies 'til Planting Season? Reply with quote

Hi there,

I bought my second early Kestrels in Mr Middleton last weekend, being afraid they'd sell out! However, since they're not meant to be planted 'til April (I think?), has anyone any advice on how I can safely store them 'til then? Am I right in thinking they don't need to be chitted? Confused
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

keep them,in a cool dark place to avoid them growing sprouts too long, as regards chitting the jury is still out if its required. Please dont start a thread to chit or not to chit.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

store them in a frost roof shed in the light as this prevents over lengthy sprouts. Chitting or sprouting is always beneficial as it gives the potato a head start and is better done overground than underground. Risk is sprouts may become too long or break of easily when handled.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies my green-fingered friends, a dark frost-free place it is so.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

seed potatoes should be sprouted in the light not in the dark. The incorrect guidance is being given from another site
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Micheals right, I was trying to help avoid them sprouting too soon, If you want them chitted place them in the light but if you want to delay the chitting process keep them out of the light. To chit or not to chit that still is the question.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a quick one, is it safe to use saved spuds from last years crop, Rooster, they were certified. I remember reading something about on this on last years forum, but having the memory of a goldfish, I"m afraid I have to ask again. thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks again, way forward seems to be to keep them in the dark in a short while & then in the light when / if I want to chit them. Looking forward to trying Kestrel - planted Maris Peer last year and found them just not bad, nothing too exciting.
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