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Growing Dill

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
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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

27 Jul 18, Jane (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I've been following a lot of advice from Gardenate and now have two garden beds filled with various and different vegies and herbs.The amaranth seeds I saved from last year are coming along nicely and tomorrow I will sow the dill seeds at the back of one garden near some tomatoes and coriander. So thanks for your advice on Gardenate. J.
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.
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.
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 ?
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
01 Oct 15, Mad Bastard (Australia - temperate climate)
Dill is a favorite snack for snails - beware.
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.
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!
09 Jan 14, Mick (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
DILL can get mildew some years use bi -carb spray or milk sunny spot helps every year in Australia is different may be the same everywhere else I dunno
26 Aug 13, hamish (Australia - tropical climate)
Dill is an amazing companion plant. Plant it amongst your brassicas (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower etc) and it will keep away the cabbage moths. Plant it a little earlier to set up the patch. It's wonderful to eat with any potato or cheese dish and has abundant seed to replant.
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my dill plants, from seeds or transplanted seedlings, grow well briefly, then wilt and die - suggestions please

- hugh avey

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