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Specifications

Seed Type: Non-hybrid, Open Pollinated & Non-GMO

Plant Character: Tiny yellow flowers and green leaves on a plant that grows up to 2 to 3 feet in height

Leaf Character:Branching stems with tiny soft fiber-like leaves

Cuttings: Branches are very delicate and should be cut along with the stalk carefully

Uses: Suggested to flavourful use in pickles, dips, potato-based recipes, soups, sauces, and bread

Specifications

Seed Type: Non-hybrid, Open Pollinated & Non-GMO

Plant Character: Tiny yellow flowers and green leaves on a plant that grows up to 2 to 3 feet in height

Leaf Character:Branching stems with tiny soft fiber-like leaves

Cuttings: Branches are very delicate and should be cut along with the stalk carefully

Uses: Suggested to flavourful use in pickles, dips, potato-based recipes, soups, sauces, and bread

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SOWING TIME

May to August

Sowing Distance

Plant to Plant - 8 to 10 inches

Days to maturity

60 to 70 days

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How to sow
Dill herb, known by the botanical name Anethum graveolensis, is a common annual herb being used widely since the middle ages in Mediterranean & Russian regions. The name Dill comes from the Norwegian word “Dilla”, which translates to soothe. Dill is best used as a fresh herb, however, dill can also be frozen or dried for usage. Dill is generally added to soups, salads, potato-based recipes etc for flavoring while dill flowers are sometimes added to pickles. It’s an annual herb from the carrot family, dill is the national herb of Russia served with hummus, pizza, quiches etc. Dill has also been proved to have antimicrobial, antifungal and antioxidant properties making it an ideal ingredient for health food recipes. Dill has tiny yellow flowers and yellow-green leaves on a plant that grows two to three feet in length. Dill tastes like caraway but milder and sweeter. Dill is an excellent source of protein, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, sodium, and potassium and is good for controlling high cholesterol. Dill also has antioxidant properties and also used as a mouth freshener.
Growing guide for Dill Seeds

Planting instructions

Sow Dill seeds about 2-3 inches deep in rich soil. The temperature of the soil must range between 22 to 28°C(71 to 84°F).

Dill is not the best plant to be grown after transplanting. So it is suggested to directly sow the seeds fresh in the garden in early summer with protection from too strong winds.

Dill also requires regular trimming and plenty of natural sunlight. Remember not to plant Dill seeds near fennel or carrots.

Dill can be a great companion plant for cabbage or onion. Seeds will germinate with 15 to 20 days depending on the soil temperature.

Growing Requirements

Pests & Diseases

Whiteflies, aphids, spider mites, and thrips are some of the common pests that can affect peppermint plant.

soil

Use well-drained & moist soil with pH ranging between 6 to 7.

Spot

Pick a sunny spot for Dill in pots, containers or raised gardens and allow the plant to receive plenty of natural light.

temperature

Until germination, Peppermint plant thrives at a high temperature ranging between 22 to 25 °C(71 to 77°F) and after root development, the temperatures can be lowered to 19 to 24°C(65 to 75°F)

watering

All varieties of mint including peppermint prefer adequately moist growing medium. Watering frequency depends upon the surrounding growing conditions. For example, in case the seeds are sown in a dry area, watering every day is recommended. You can figure out the required watering frequency by checking the quality of potting soil.

how to harvest

The best way to use dill is to use fresh dill leaves and flowers directly from the gardens.

Harvest dill in the mornings for better flavors and to minimize the loss due to shattering

You can also dry or microwave dill herb for longer shelf life.

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