Dill Weed Seeds

A large selection of organic herb seeds for your home garden or farm that are GMO free and promote sustainable agriculture. Traditional and heirloom varieties available. Dill seeds are a great addition to the garden. Dill plants attract beneficial insects. This herb seed is available in bulk. Dill can be easily growin in containers, both indoors and outdoors. Choose a deep container to accommodate the tall plant and its long roots.

SEEDS OF CHANGE™ ORGANIC DILL SEEDS

Harvest the feathery foliage when plants are 6–8 inches tall for fresh use and drying. Flowers attract beneficial insects and are used in pickling along with the dried seeds.

Quick Facts

Plant Size: 3–4 feet

Hardiness: Hardy Resseding Annual

Sun: Full/Partial

Seed Planting Depth: 0.5 inch

Days to Harvest: 40 days

Good for Container: Yes

Seed Origin: Open Pollinated

Easy to Grow: Yes

Water: Moderate

Days to Germinate: 7–42 days

Plant Spacing: 2–4 inches

Edible Flower: Yes

GROW GUIDE CONDITIONS: Both the leafy greens and seeds of dill are used to flavor, fish, potatoes and pickles. Direct seed in the garden after the last frost and throughout the summer.

GROW GUIDE SEED: Plant seeds ¼ inch deep, 1–2 inches apart.

GROW GUIDE HARVEST: After harvesting the leafy greens, allow the plants to flower to attract beneficial insects and mature the seeds

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Dill Seeds – Dill Weed Herb Seed

Dill (Anethum Graveolens) – Grow Dill seeds for a great short-lived annual herb that has ferny foliage which is highly attractive and most delicate. The plant is surprisingly compact, making it ideal for growing in small containers, in the garden, or ideal for windowsills. It will grow to approximate 15 – 20 inches tall. It is very easy to grow from Dill herb seeds!

Dill Weed has a distinct taste that many people love. It’s used in many dishes, breads, sauces, dips and spreads. Dill is also beneficial as its umbels of delicate yellow-green flowers attract beneficial insects, from pest-eating wasps to colorful butterflies. Black swallowtail butterfly larvae depend on Dill plants as a food source!

For Dill Weed, begin harvesting the fern-like leaves about 8 weeks after planting. Just pinch off the outer leaves close to the stem. They are most flavorful just when flower heads are opening. Dry the leaves on a screen in a cool, dry place and then freeze the dried leaves for the best flavor. To harvest the Dill seeds, cut the flower heads off when they are light brown in color and place them in a paper bag with air holes in the sides. Leave the flower heads in the bags for a few days and then shake the Dill seeds loose into the bag.

How To Grow Dill Herb Seeds: Sow Dill herb seeds directly outdoors into prepared soil. Sow the herb seeds in 3 successive plantings (early spring, June and July) to have a long harvest.

Dill Weed Seeds

By: Joseph Masabni and Stephen King

Dill (Anethum graveolens) is a perennial herb that typically reaches 2 to 4 feet tall at maturity. Its leaves are used fresh or dried as an herb in dips, soups, salads, and other dishes. The seeds are used as a spice for pickling and for adding flavor to stews and roasts. Dill is native to southern Russia, western Africa, and the Mediterranean. It is part of the Umbelliferae family, which also includes cumin and parsley.

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Figure 1. Dill seeds are used as a spice for pickling and for adding flavor to stews and roasts.

Varieties

These varieties are best for Texas:

  • Bouquet
  • Dukat
  • Fernleaf
  • Long Island
  • Superdukat

Figure 2. Dill plants can survive low temperatures but grow best when soil temperature is about 70°F.

Site selection

Plant dill in full sun and protect it from strong gusts of wind. The plant can survive temperatures down to 25°F.

Soil preparation

Dill can grow fairly well in poor soil conditions. But it grows best in well drained, sandy or loamy soil that is slightly acidic (pH 5.8 to 6.5). The soil temperature should remain at about 70°F.

Planting

Sow the seeds directly in the ground from April through May, after all danger of frost has passed. Do not transplant them.

They should germinate in 10 to 14 days. Seedlings should be planted ¾ to 1 inch deep and from 12 to 15 inches apart.

Growing dill in containers

Dill can also be easily grown in containers, both indoors and outdoors. Choose a deep container to accommodate the tall plant and its long roots. Use normal potting compost and keep the plants well watered.

If the container is inside, place the plants where they will receive at least 5 to 6 hours of direct sunlight each day. You may need to support the plants with a stake. The dill will be ready for harvest within about 8 weeks after the seeds were sown.

Figure 3. Dill containers need enough space for the plant’s tall growth and long roots.

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Fertilizing

Fertilizer may be broadcast (spread on the surface throughout the planting) or applied as a side dressing (applied to the soil on or around the sides of the plant). Do not apply it directly with the seed.

In general, apply a formulation such as 20-20-20 once in late spring at the rate of 0.70 pound of fertilizer per 100 square feet. “Triple 20” fertilizer is commonly used by gardeners because it is readily available at garden centers.

A better formulation that doesn’t apply too much phosphorus is 15-5-10, and it is also available at garden centers. When using 15-5-10, apply 1 pound per 100 square feet.

Figure 4. Dill has the most flavor when it is picked before flowering begins.

Harvesting

Dill grown outside matures about 90 days after seeding. Although the leaves can be harvested as soon as they are big enough to use, they contain the most flavors if picked before flowering begins. Clip them close to the stem in the early morning or late evening.

Once the flowers form, they will bloom and seed. Cut the seed heads 2 to 3 weeks after bloom. Place the cuttings in paper or plastic bags, and allow them to dry; the seeds will fall off when they are ready.