Come to Café Bridgford for a bite to eat!

Come to Café Bridgford for a bite to eat!

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Find us just off the A46 on Fosse Road

Find us just off the A46 on Fosse Road

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The latest furniture trends in store now

The latest furniture trends in store now

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We source top quality plants and trees from many of this country’s finest growers

We source top quality plants and trees from many of this country’s finest growers

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Looking for that special present for someone? Or are you looking to brighten up your home?

Looking for that special present for someone? Or are you looking to brighten up your home?

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We are as passionate about gardening as you are

We are as passionate about gardening as you are

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We are proud to stock Weber barbecues, renowned as the finest make of barbecues on the market.

We are proud to stock Weber barbecues, renowned as the finest make of barbecues on the market.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Chitting Potatoes

Potatoes are a wonderful thing…an undisputed classic. Here is our beginner’s guide on how to chit your very own potatoes. It’s easy, simple and fun for all the family!

10928904_864938316896297_3174590088597905057_oTo ‘chit’ a potato is simply to encourage it to sprout before planting.

For this, you will need:

  • Some ‘seed’ potatoes (can be found on special offer at Bridgford Garden Centre)
  • Some trays or old egg boxes
  • A sunny windowsill

You can chit your own potatoes at home by leaving your potatoes in a warm sunny place in late February to early March, around 6 weeks before you intend to plant them. A sunny windowsill would be perfect.

Pop them in trays or old egg boxes for about 4-6 weeks.

For the children, we have found it is really fun for little ones to decorate their own trays and egg boxes, so grab some crayons and brighten them up a bit!

You will know when they are ready to plant when the shoots are 1.5cm – 2.5cm long.

It is as simple as that!

Send us your photos of your potatoes ‘chitting’ on our Facebook page!

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