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Kitchen Garden, Cottage Gardens, Wildlife Gardens
Up to 90cm (35.4in)|90cm (35in)
Up to 30cm (11.8in)|30cm (12in)
Easy for all
Easy for all
Although dill is deep rooted and can survive in dry soils it is preferable to keep dill plants well watered as dill can quickly run to flower if grown in dry conditions. Dill leaves can be harvested 6-8 weeks after sowing. When growing dill for a crop of seeds, sow in spring to give the plants time to develop.
Culinary note: Dill is excellent in salads and soups. Dill leaves can replace parsley, tarragon and mint in sauces.
Direct sow dill seeds outdoors from March to July into well prepared soil in full sun. Sow seeds thinly into drills 1cm (0.5") deep and 15cm (6") apart. Thin seedlings to 30cm (12") apart. Make regular sowings for a successional harvest.
Dill can also be sown at 20C (68F) on the surface of a free draining, damp seed compost. Cover with a fine sprinkling of vermiculite and place in a propagator, or seal container inside a polythene bag until after germination. Do not exclude light as this will aid germination. When large enough to handle, thin out seedlings to 5cm (2") apart. Gradually acclimatise dill plants to outdoor conditions over 7 - 10 days before planting outdoors on well drained soil in full sun when all risk of frost has passed.
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