Prairie Dome Seed Potatoes, Strawberries, and Saskatoons

2. Chitting

Chitting your seed potatoes gives them a head start and leads to better yields.

  • Green sprouting is the process by which your potatoes have little green leaves growing out of the eyes
  • A wagon can also be used to move the potatoes out into the sun and then returned to the garage or shed at night when it is cool
  • Place your seed potatoes in an area at room temperature with lots of exposure to natural light (a window sill is excellent for this.)
  • If your seed potatoes are in a mesh bag you can leave them in it, or remove them.
  • Exposure to light should allow green sprouts to form in 2-4 weeks