How to grow Dill Seeds

Direct sow dill seeds outdoors from March to July into well prepared soil in full sun. Sow seeds thinly into drills 1cm deep and 15cm apart. Thin seedlings to 30cm apart. Make regular sowings for a successional harvest and a long picking period.

Dill seeds can be sown indoors from early April individually in cell trays or small pots at a temperature of 20°C

Dill can also be sown at 20C on the surface of a free draining, damp seed compost. Cover with a fine sprinkling of vermiculite and place in a propagator, or seal container inside a polythene bag until after germination (about 10-14 days). Do not exclude light as this will aid germination. When large enough to handle, thin out seedlings to 5cm apart. Gradually acclimatize dill plants to outdoor conditions over 7 – 10 days before planting outdoors on well drained soil in full sun when all risk of frost has passed. Plants will mature in 40-90 days.

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