Tips On Growing Dill Weed Plants In Your Garden

"Anethum Graveolens", or just Dill, is a delicious, easy-to-grow herb that is used primarily in fish dishes, although it was once a popular remedy for coughs and headaches.

In addition to its medicinal and culinary uses are also a beautiful ornamental plant with feathery leaves, similar to fennel with umbels of yellow flowers. Dill is also a magnet for different types of wildlife.

Dill flowers attract aphids, snails, caterpillars, and other pests, so make sure you know how to control them.

Find out everything you need to know about growing parchment dill in this Grow Guide.

Growing dill from seeds

Sow dill seeds outdoors directly into well-prepared soil in a sheltered, sunny location. Sow the seeds in fine lines 1 cm deep.

Dill can also be sown directly in large pots. Sow regularly for a continuous supply of fresh leaves throughout the summer.

Dill tends to jump if its roots are disturbed during planting. But if you want a head start, you can sow the seeds in disguise a little earlier in the season, using plug trays.

Plant plugs after all risks of frost have passed.

Caring of dill plants

Caring for dill plants is also very easy. Dill weeds grow best in full sun. Besides that, dill will happily grow in rich and poor soils or wet or dry conditions.

When the seedlings are large enough to handle, thin them 20 cm apart. Keep plants well-watered, especially during hot, dry weather.

Stay weed-free to avoid any competition for water and nutrients. Plants may need extra support for the canes, as strong winds can flatten them.

Dill does not normally need to be fed, but an occasional liquid feed with a balanced fertilizer can boost the plant.

Dill plants harvest

One of the benefits of growing dill is that both the leaves and seeds of the weeds are edible. To harvest dill leaves, regularly cut the desired amount of leaves you need for cooking.

If you want to harvest dill seeds, let the plant grow untrimmed until it blooms. Once dill weeds bloom, they stop growing leaves, so make sure you don't harvest any leaves from this plant.

The dill flower will wilt and develop the seed pods. When the pods turn brown, cut the entire flower and place it in a paper bag.

Gently shake the bag. The seeds will fall from the flower head and fruit and you will be able to separate the seeds from the debris.

Many recipes use dill. Planting this herb in your garden will keep plenty of fresh dills available for all of these recipes.

Now that you know how to grow dill, there is no reason not to plant dill seeds this year.

We hope you enjoy watching this video about how to grow Dill in containers:

Source: The Patio Gardeners

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