For a lovely, aromatic annual herb, try growing dill. With feathery fronds that bloom in frilly umbrellas of bright greens and yellows, dill is delicious in salad greens and with fish, and it’s a lovely and prolific addition to any herb garden.
|When to sow indoors||Only sow indoors if growing indoors; does not transplant well|
|When to sow outdoors||Cool areas: early spring tomidsummerWarm areas: late summer to fallSow every few weeks for continuous harvest|
|Germination soil temperature||60° – 70°F|
|Germination length||7 – 21 days|
|When to transplant||Not recommended|
|Varieties||Dukat (flavorful, slow to bolt)Vierling (nice cut flower)|
|pH range||5.5 – 6.5|
|Soil temperature||60° – 80°F|
|Spacing||6″ – 8″|
|Nutrient requirements||N = highP = highK = high|
|Fertilizer schedule||Not needed in rich soil|
|When to harvest||Whenever leaves are large enough to use|
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Check out these tips for growing dill.
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