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Dill Stat Summary

Plant Spacing: 12-18" (304-457 mm)
Row Spacing: 18-24" (457-609 mm)
Planting Depth: 1/4" (6 mm)
Plants Per Person: 3
Soil Temperature: 60-70°F (16-21°C)
Days to Emergence: 10-14
Recommended Soil PH:
Earliest Outdoor Planting: Around Last Frost
Tick Can direct seed outdoors
Tick Can seed indoors

Planting Dill

Prefers well drained, light, even sandy soil that is not overly rich. Dill does best in full sun and in moderate temperatures. Sow dill directly into garden as soon as the ground can be worked in spring. Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep, 2 inches apart in rows 18 to 24 inches apart; cover very lightly with soil or compost.

When seedlings are about 2 inches tall, thin to 12 to 18 inches. Dill does not transplant well; if you start seeds indoors, plant in individual pots so you can avoid disturbing the soil around the root when transplanted.

Growing Dill

If you live in a windy or stormy area, stake your plants to prevent damage.

Harvesting and Storing Dill

Pick dill sparingly, no more than 1/5 of the plant's foliage so the plant is not weakened. The leaves last just 1 or 2 days in the refrigerator, so only harvest what you plan to use. Whole leaves can be frozen for longer storage

Dill Insect and Disease Information

Dill rarely has pest or disease problems.

Dill Yield Information

No yield information for Dill.
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