Dill - Key Growing Information
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.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Anethum graveolens