- botanical name: Anethum graveolens
- height 24-36″
- spacing 4″ apart, in rows 12″ apart
- full sun tolerant
- poor-average soil, mosit and well-drained
- flower color yellow
- uses in garden: as a border, great in containers
- use for pickling cucumbers, add to fish, potato soup, egg and vegetable dishes, sauces
- attracts predatory insects to the garden
Dill is a tall, feathery plant with distinctive yellow blooms. It grows well in most conditions and is especially liked by gardeners because both its leaves and blooms are useful. The blooms are most well-known for pickling, and dill leaves taste delicious added to fish, potato soup, eggs and vegetable dishes. When added with yogurt and cucumbers, Dill makes an excellent Greek dipping sauce. Find great Dill recipes here!
Common Dill plants are also available. Purchase them here.
Indoors – dill can be started inside in individual pots/cells. Sow 3-5 seeds per cell and thin later to 1-2 plants each. 7-21 days to germination. Transplant to garden using 4″ spacing in rows at least 12″ apart..
Outdoors – recommended planting method – sow in spring as soon as soil can be worked. Plant seeds 1/8-1/4″ deep, 2 seeds per inch. Thinning is not necessary, but 4″ final spacing produces healthy full plants. Successive sowings can be done every 3 weeks to harvest fresh dill green continuously. 40-55 days to leaf, 85-105 days to seed.