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Vee, only use seed potatoes from a proper supplier (nursery or garden centre should be fine), supermarket or other "eating" potatoes could carry blight or other diseases when planted. Put the potatoes in a tray and leave in a dry, light cool place uncovered (a windowsill is fine) for about 6-8 weeks before planting out, they will chit beautifully. You want nice green small leafy chits rather than white roots. Try to buy small potatoes, they can also be chitted in egg boxes if you don't have many.
Brenda, I have had this problem before, this year I grew a brand called "Swift" for first earlies and "Pink Fir Apple" for main crop (both purchased from good nursery) - unbelievable, so many good potatoes, we are feeding the village!