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What are the White Spots on Potatoes?

When gathering your potato harvest you may notice little white spots covering the spuds. The common misconception is that blight has effected the crop and I’ve heard of some gardeners throwing these spuds away, but what a waste of a crop. The little white …

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Chitting Potatoes Explained

During February and March you’ll hear many gardeners talk about ‘chitting’ potatoes, but what exactly is it and does it help? WHAT IS CHITTING? Chitting is a process of creating little shoots on the potatoes, where you’ll find their ‘eyes’. HOW TO CHIT? Traditionally …

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Growing Potatoes for Christmas Dinner

As we enjoy the summer we must give some time to think about Winter and the crops we’d like to enjoy during the colder months. For new potatoes in December and especially Christmas Day, August is the traditional month for planting. Sean plants the …

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