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Dill Seeds

When to Plant Dill Seeds

Direct sow outdoors after the threat of frost has passed. Ideal soil temperatures for Dill will be 60-70ºF, and you'll see germination in approximately 10-14 days. Transplanting isn't recommended as Dill has a tendency to bolt immediately after transplant.

Where to Plant Dill Seeds

Dill does best in moderately rich soil, and Full Sun conditions. Soil should be well-draining, with a pH of 5.0-7.0

How to Plant Dill Seeds

Dill seeds require light to germinate, so be careful not to cover them when planting. Learn more about germination light requirements here.

Prepare the soil for your planting area by mixing in some compost, and leveling out the soil surface. Plant dill seeds in rows, with groupings of three approximately every 6 inches, and space rows 12 inches apart. Once seedlings are a few inches tall, thin out plants to 1 every 4 inches. Sow Dill seeds every few weeks until midsummer to have a continual harvest of fresh leaves.

How to Harvest Dill

Harvest Dill leaves once plants reach about 6 inches in height. Dill is an annual, but also a strong self-seeder, and will develop seed heads after about 12 weeks. As leaves dry out, Dill tends to lose its flavor.