Chitting 31/03/18

Here are our 11 varieties of seed potatoes chitting away on our windowsill. A lot of these are ready to get in the soil – ideally a minimum of 1cm of shoots should be coming out of the seeds as this will speed up the growing time by about 2 weeks.

There is a hard frost forecast in Aberdeen over Sunday evening, so we will hold off putting our first earlies into bags until the start of the week.

Monty Don started his potatoes on Friday’s BBC Gardeners World, and we were pleased to see he is planting one of our varieties Casablanca in bags too. Look forward to see how his do compared to all of ours – no pressure folks!