Hera Dill is a highly productive variety. Plant height averages 61 cm (24") and it produces feathery blue-green foliage that is held on short stalks with exceptional aroma and flavor. Good disease resistance. It is a later bolting variety, about 2 weeks later than Bouquet Dill. 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.
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.