Dill - Common
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- Category: Herb
- Type: Dill
- Variety: Common
- Family: Apiaceae
- Botanical Name: Anethum graveolens
- Hardiness Zones: 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
- Growing Difficulty: 2
- Soil PH: 5.5 to 6.7
- Fertilizer Requirements: 5-10-5
- Soil Type: Well Drained, Slightly Acidic
- Germination (days): 7 to 14
- Soil Temp for Germination: 60-70°F
- Lighting Conditions: FULL SUN
- Days to Maturity: 65 – 75
- Planting Depth: 1/4”
- Distance Apart (in row): 12"
- Row Spacing: 24-36"
DIRECT SOW IN FULL SUN WHEN SOIL TEMPS ARE ABOVE 60°F
DO NOT START INDOORS
Direct sow your Dill seeds when after the danger of last frost, when the soil temperatures are above 60°F.
Dill is commonly used to as a spice or garnish to compliment many dishes. It can be used fresh cut or dried.
Dill is also a surprising medicinal plant. Although typically thought of as a spice, most of the Dill plant can be used for medicinal purposes.
Dill has been used to aid digestions problems, liver problems, urinary tract disorders, infections, and many other conditions. Some of the chemical compounds produced by the Dill plant may help to relax muscles. Other chemical compounds may be able to fight bacteria and increase urine production similar to a water pill.
Additional uses include: Anti-aging, Menstrual Cramps, Cholesterol reduction, Labor Pains, Bronchitis, Colds, Cough, Digestive Tract Problems, Fever Reducer, Gallbladder Problems, Infections, Intestinal Gas, Liver Problems, Loss of Appetite, Sleep Disorders, Sore Mouth and Throat, Spasms, UTI, and other conditions.
Harvest from your plant regularly to keep it from flowering and going to seed too soon.
Allow some of your plants to develop flowers and seeds. Wait until the seeds turn brown and the clusters grow heavier. (Plants may need staked to keep seeds high off ground)
Use a paper bag to collect your seed head clippings. Store them in a warm, dry place for a couple weeks. Safely store your dried seeds for next season.