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Planting Timelines

    - Buy chitting potatoes, or start them by leaving some potatoes in egg boxes in the sun until shoot stems appear around February
    - To grow larger potatoes, only leave one or two stems on the potato before planting
    - The potatoes are ready to be planted when the root stems are approx 3cm long
    - Start by digging trenches approx 4-5 inches deep, with deeper areas for larger potatoes
    - Space potatoes apart approx 30cm in rows approx 40-50cm apart
    - Gently place each potato with the shoots facing upward
    - Once the shoots appear, bury the bottom of the stem up until the leaves
    - Continue this process as the potato shoots grow taller
    - By the end of the season, each plant should have a mound of soil at its base approx 6 inches high

How to Grow Potatoes

Sow Seeds Indoors

Start chitting from February, or March

Sow Seeds Outdoors

March, April (once sprouted)

Time to Harvest

First, second and main crops in early, mid and late Summer

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