Dill Growing Guide

All you need to know to grow successfully!

Plant Family:
Apiaceae
Plant Type:
Perennial
Typical Season:
Season Typical
Typical Zones Grown In:
3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Growing Difficulty:
Easy

Planting Guidelines

The following are general guides to follow. However, nothing is set in stone. Feel free to experiment!

How to Start:
When to Direct Sow:
April,May
When to Start Indoors:
January,March,February,April,May,June,July,August,September,October,November,December
Sprouting Time:
10-21 days
Soil Temperature (C):
15-21°C
Depth:
5mm (¼”) deep
Spacing (cm):
15cm (6″)
Row Spacing (cm):
45cm (18″)
Sun Exposure:
Part Shade,Full Sun
Maturity Time:
about 90 days
When To Harvest:
May,June,July,August,September,October
How to Harvest:
Using a pair of scissors, snip the stems of the leaves, right where they meet the growth point on the main stem. You can do this by hand as well, by pinching the stems off, especially if the plant's stems are young and tender.

Health Benefits

Growing your own food is one of the best things you can do for your health. Let’s check out some of the health benefits!

Is It Edible?
Yes
Edible Parts:
Whole plant (including seeds)
Potential Health Benefits:
Fights Diabetes,Heart Health,Antioxidant,Cancer Fighting ,Menstrual cramps,Bone Strength

Tips to Growing Organically

Growing without the use of pesticides and herbicides is easier than you may think and it’s better for the environment!

Companion Plants:
asparagus,Corn,Basil,cucumbers,Onion,Lettuce,Mustard
What Plants to Avoid:
Pepper,Eggplant,Carrot
Common Pests:
Dill, caterpillars
Common Disease:
Bonus Grow Tips:
Plant your dill near brassicas to keep cabbage moths away. Dill is one of the best pest defences in the garden.

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