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growing dill weed from seed

Seed Info
Usual seed life: 3 years.


Ideal pH: 5.0-7.0. Grow in moderately rich soil in full sun. Water and feed regularly, and stop any overhead watering once plants are 60cm (24″) tall to prevent issues with mildew forming on the leaves.

Dill seeds need some light to germinate. Sow seeds no more than 5mm (¼”) deep in rows 45cm (18″) apart. Thin the plants to stand at least 15cm (6″) apart.

Anethum graveolens
Family: Apiaceae

Dill grows tall and produces lots of aromatic leaves. The umbels of yellow flowers attract numerous beneficial insects to the garden. Dill plants are attractive to ladybird beetles, which will lay their eggs on the stems. Continue reading below for some tricks on how to grow dill from seed.

Season & Zone
Season: Warm season
Exposure: Full sun

Do not Sow in February

As well as its medicinal and culinary uses, it is also a beautiful ornamental plant with feathery leaves, similar to fennel with umbels of yellow flowers. Dill is also a magnet for different kinds of wildlife.

Plant size

Do Plant in July

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in April

Submitted by The Editors on June 6, 2017 – 12:22pm

Submitted by CMK on June 14, 2017 – 12:04pm

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Hi I'm thinking about getting into gardening this year and I wanted to try planting dill alongside lettuce and cucumbers. I'm also considering adding in some flowers but I'm not sure what to go with. Any suggestions?

Submitted by Allen Fields on December 15, 2016 – 10:08pm

If you’re planting dill for pickling, plant every few weeks into midsummer to ensure a constant supply for when the harvest begins!