Seeds - Dill, Greensleeves OG (HM)
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Description: Premium garden dill that is very resistant to bolting - which means you get a much longer harvest of this flavourful dillweed. Best when used fresh but can be stored in the freezer, or preserved using a dehydrator.
Pack Size: 1/32 ounce
Latin Name: Anethum graveolens
Alternative Names: Dillweed
Main Uses: Culinary
Zone Hardiness: Short-lived reseeding annual
Exposure: Full sun
Height: 60 cm (24 inches)
Certified Organic: USDA Certified Organic
Germination Instructions: Germination: 8 - 14 days at 21° C.
Sowing: Indoors 4 weeks before planting out. Sow 8 - 12 seeds per cell or plug. For best results, apply Sea Magic™ kelp from first watering. Apply a seedling-starter fertilizer such as Evolve Seedling once the second set of true leaves has appeared, and then alternate between the kelp and seedling starter until transplant. Outdoors, sow in late May. Dill tolerates cool temperatures. Direct seeding outdoors is the preferred method for starting Dill.
Planting Depth: Cover lightly.
Planting Out: Plant hardened seedlings in well-drained, fertile soil once soil has warmed.
Growing Tips: Dill grows in clumps, and does not require thinning once seedlings germinate.
Pruning: Cut leafy growth back by up to half at any given time. This annual variety is most productive before flowering, and flowers should be removed as soon as they form (unless seeds are desired, either for collection or naturalized reseeding).
Harvesting: Harvest regularly until plants no longer regrow. At this point, reseed for a fresh crop.
Growing in Containers: Not well-suited for containers.
Fertilizing (Garden): Plant in average, well-drained garden soil amended with quality compost such as Sea Soil.
Watering (Garden): Water deeply to establish. Water during periods of drought.
Beneficials Attracted to this Plant: Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillars love to feed on dill. Although you may have to share your crop, it is well worth the joy of providing habitat for these lovely creatures.
Special Requirements for Cold Climate Gardeners: Dill grows in clumps, and does not require thinning once seedlings germinate. Allow some plants to flower for reseeding in the garden.
Suitability for Indoors: Not the best choice for indoors; the shorter Bouquet variety will do better.
What about Grow Lights? Full spectrum grow lights are required to grow dill indoors through winter.
Indoor Container Suggestions: Minimum 8" container. For full sized Dill, a deep pot is required. For Baby Dill, a shallow tray is an option.