Early-flowering plants produce large blooms, seed umbels, and foliage on long stems, making Bouquet the preferred dill for cut flower use and pickling. Also an economical, fast-growing choice for baby leaf production. Edible seeds, flowers, and greens flavor many foods. Popular addition to sauces, salads, and soup. Foliage known as dill weed. • Edible Flowers: The flowers are used to garnish potato salad, green salads, and pickles. When broken into florets, they can be mixed into a cheese spread or omelet. Organically grown. Avg. 16,900 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-21 days at 65–70°F (18–21°C).
SOWING: Successive sowings can be done every three weeks to harvest fresh greens continuously. Direct seed (recommended): Sow in spring as soon as the soil can be worked. Plant seeds 1/8- 1/4" deep, 2 seeds per inch. Thinning is not necessary, but a 4" final spacing produces healthy, full plants. Transplant: Dill can be started inside in individual containers or cell trays. Sow 3-5 seeds per cell and thin to 1-2 plants each. Transplant to garden using 4" spacing in rows at least 12" apart.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun. SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Prefers a rich, light soil, but will grow in most soils.
PLANT HEIGHT: Varies.
PLANT SPACING: 2-4".
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
HARVEST: Foliage may be harvested once the plants have become established right up to flowering. Harvest seed heads just as the seeds begin to turn a golden brown. Foliage and seeds can both be dried and stored for future use.
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Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.
40-45 to leaf harvest; 85-105 to seed
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits. Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Variety is highly fragrant.
Variety's flowers may be consumed.
Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies
Plants, or seeds harvested from plants, that have been grown without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, strictly adhering to the USDA's National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) organic gardening practices are designated as Organic.
Supplies that meet the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) rules according to a third-party authority such as OMRI, WSDA, and/or a local authority such as MOFGA or NOFA.
Attracts Beneficial Insects
Variety attracts and supports pollinators and/or insects that prey on garden pests.