Dill - Bouquet

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DL03000A (1.0 g 450-550 seeds)

Bouquet Dill  grows to 75-90 cm (30-36") tall, and produces  delicate, dark-green ferny foliage and  yellow, large, umbel-shaped flowers that average 15 cm (6") wide.  It is an early maturing variety.  It is easy to grow and tolerant of most conditions, requiring little maintenance.  Dill provides a great beneficial-insect habitat in the garden and can reseed prolifically. Dill is used in many pickling recipes as well as in seafood, soups, sauces, and potatoes.

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Dill is an aromatic herb that is commonly used in pickling and cooking. Dill is an annual plant that prefers full sun and well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. Direct sow seeds in the garden in early spring after all danger of frost has passed, or in late summer for a fall harvest. Plant seeds 3-6mm (1/8-1/4”) deep, spaced 15-30cm (6-12”) apart in rows spaced 30-45cm (12-18”) apart. Keep the soil moist and cool to promote germination. Seeds should sprout in 7-14 days. Thin seedlings to 15-30cm (6-12”) apart when they are 5-10cm (2-4”) tall. Dill prefers well-drained soil that is slightly alkaline with a pH of 6.0-7.0. Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season. Dill can be harvested when the plant is 60-90cm (24-36”) tall and the leaves and seeds are fully formed. Harvest the leaves and seeds as needed for cooking or pickling. Cut the entire plant to encourage more growth.

Soil Conditions: Well-drained soil that is slightly alkaline with a pH of 6.0-7.0. Planting Depth: Plant seeds 3-6mm (1/8-1/4”) deep. Germination: 7-14 days. Height at Maturity: 60-90cm (24-36”) tall. Days to Maturity: 40-60 days. Watering: Keep soil moist and cool. Dill prefers consistent watering throughout the season. Sun/Shade: Full sun. Spacing after Thinning: Thin seedlings to 15-30cm (6-12”) apart.