(Anethum graveolens) Annual. Dill Bouquet is a warm season annual that is earlier blooming than Mammoth. Its savory flavor is delicious when added to tomatoes, fish, cucumbers, or lamb.
This variety grows to 2’-3’ tall and will produce dark green foliage and prolific yellow umbel flowers that are irresistible to many pollinators.
Dill is also a host plant to Swallowtail butterflies. Plant this shorter variety in your butterfly garden and it will blend beautifully.
|Germination Temperature||Planting Depth||Days to Germination||Plant Spacing||Row Spacing||Sun|
|60-70||Press seed lightly in soil||14-21||4 seeds every 12"||2'||Full|
Sow outside 1-2 weeks before average last frost. Successive sowings every 2-3 weeks until hot weather will provide a continuous supply of foliage and seeds. Dill does not typically transplant well, but can be started indoors using soil blocks or plantable pots 8-10 weeks before average last frost.
Dill requires light to germinate. Press the seed lightly into soil surface and keep moist.
Plant after all danger of frost has passed.
Dill prefers full sun, heavy water and a rich, well-drained soil. It can grow well in marginal soils, however.
Time your dill plantings to be ready for harvest at the same time as cucumbers for the perfect homemade pickles.
Fresh foliage can be harvested anytime. Cut the leaves close to the stem. Gather flower umbels when most of the flowers have opened. Seeds can be harvested after the flower heads have turned brown.
Dill makes an excellent companion plant that repels squash bugs and serves as a host plant and attractant for beautiful swallowtail butterflies. It does, however, attract tomato hornworms as well, so be sure to avoid planting with tomatoes!
Plant with cabbage, cucumbers, lettuce, onion, squash, and sweet corn.
Hinders tomatoes, carrots.