Planting organic dill in your garden
- Easy to grow and fast-growing
- Thrives in bright, sunny growing areas
- Great addition to soups and stews, also commonly used in pickling
- Buttery herb with a warm, grassy aroma and notes of anise and lemon
Plant the best organic dill in your herb garden
Organic dill is a herb that is widely used and familiar to most people nowadays. If only for the fact that they are familiar with pickles. Dill is a popular spice or herb all throughout the world. The list of nations that employ dill as a prominent ingredient in many of their cuisines goes on and on: North America, Poland, Russia, Germany, the United Kingdom, Iran, India, Romania, Serbia, Greece, Santa Maria, Sweden, and so on. Dill is a genuinely global herb.
Organic dill is a celery-family herb that grows annually. The term "dill" is assumed to have Germanic roots. The leaves of the dill plant are fern-like, and the stems are thin and hollow. Dill flowers range in color from yellow to white and appear in umbel clusters. Dill oil is derived from the plants and seeds and is occasionally used in soap production.
Great companion plants for organic dill
When the flower heads of organic dill go to seed, they attract a large number of beneficial insects. It's a fantastic companion plant for cucumbers and broccoli because of this. Young tomatoes will also benefit from being planted alongside dill, which repels pests while attracting pollinators. However, when dill grows, it will limit the development of tomatoes, therefore trim dill periodically when planted near tomatoes to avoid flowering.
How to plant organic dill seeds
After the fear of frost has passed and soil temperatures have reached 60 to 70°F, dill can be direct sown outdoors. By spreading compost into the soil and then smoothing it off, you may prepare the soil for your planting area. Organic dill seeds should be planted in rows of three every six inches or so. Thin out the seedlings to one plant per four inches once they've reached a few inches in height. To enjoy a continuous crop of fresh organic dill, plant the seeds every few weeks through midsummer. Harvesting is a simple process. The plants are ready when they reach a height of around six inches.
After around 12 weeks, seed heads will appear. Dill's taste begins to fade when the leaves dry up, so harvest quickly!
For more information about planting, growing, and caring for organic dill seeds, see the Dill Seeds Planting Guide.