What does chitting mean?
Chitting is basically another word for sprouting. By exposing the seed potato to light and a small bit of warmth you are encouraging growth. The eyes of the potato will start sprouting - the sprouts should be small, knobbly, and green/purple in colour. If you end up with long, white coloured sprouts, it means there’s not enough light.
Why do you chit potatoes?
By getting the potato to sprout you have started off the growing process so that the plants will have a head start when you put them in the soil. In theory you will then get your