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Growing Dill

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(Best months for growing Dill in USA - Zone 5a regions)

P = Sow seed

  • Easy to grow. Sow in garden. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 50°F and 68°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 6 inches apart
  • Harvest in 8-12 weeks. Use leaves before flowering.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Cabbage, Coriander, Fennel, tomatoes, broccoli

Your comments and tips

15 May 14, Molyles (United Kingdom - warm/temperate climate)
Dill should never be grown near fennel. Cross polination will result in both plants tasting of fennel!
04 Oct 14, Judi (Australia - tropical climate)
I an in the Carribean and hope the dill will grow. Very warm and humid here. Sunny and bright mostly.
01 Oct 15, Mad Bastard (Australia - temperate climate)
Dill is a favorite snack for snails - beware.
21 Oct 15, Dashiell Qwerty (Australia - temperate climate)
Don't bother growing dill in Sydney coz da stuff grows everywhere like a weed anyway. Just dry em in a foil tin aye and have dill for a whole year
03 Mar 16, simon (Australia - temperate climate)
I grow dill in pots , they grow well up to 10cm but most of them start to wilt. reason ?
05 Mar 16, Deborah (Australia - tropical climate)
I am growing my first Dill. They were green and lush until 2 days ago when they began to fall over a bit and today they are almost all bent over and looking wilted. They have had plenty of water.
01 Jun 16, simon (Australia - temperate climate)
after many times of trying to grow a good patch of dill, I finally have see the light. the secret is out, good soil,compost, manure ,sun and not too much water. planted direct in garden amazing, in 2nd. April and it grows faster than I can use. even the new growth is coming on now in june. may be we had good weather? Dill is about 30 cm. now.
06 Jun 16, simon (Australia - temperate climate)
give some garden lime to the soil-a man size handful to m2 and dig in well, and do not plant same herb same patch every time. when grows cut and use outside growths never cut the mid stem growth. and grow them about 20cm. apart -at least. 1-wet your prepared soil 2-sctter seeds 3-top up with potting soil 5mm. thickness 4- go and buy a hydrometer from Bunnings or garden shop and measure humidity to depth of 1cm.- if no rain every day. if it shows dry at that depth, water with very fine spray.and cross your finger. when grows to 4cm. thin out to 20cm. and good luck.
26 Mar 17, hugh avey (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
my dill plants, from seeds or transplanted seedlings, grow well briefly, then wilt and die - suggestions please
26 Mar 17, Grace (Australia - temperate climate)
Although dill is a hardy plant, it can be difficult to transplant young seedlings. Since dill does not transplant as well as other plants, plant dill seeds wherever you plan to grow them for the season.
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