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How & Why You Should Grow Dill in Your Garden!

Dill blog post
Dill is a great addition to any garden and is very simple to grow! It not only adds beautiful, feathery green into your garden, but also attracts a variety of beneficial insects that make this plant the ideal companion plant.

How to Grow:

Dill can be planted outdoors after the last spring frost. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, Android, and Universal Web App.

Dill seeds are planted 1/4 inch deep, 1 per square foot, in full sun. Take care to notice what plants are around the area as well, see the companion plant section below. Dill sprouts within 7-14 days. Water weekly being careful to not over water.

Companion Plants:

Companion planting is a vital part of organic gardening. Companion plants assist in the growth of others by attracting beneficial insects, repelling pests, or providing nutrients, shade, or support. There are also plants that do not like being next to each other. Some plants get too tall and can provide too much shade for your plant. Sometimes certain plants attract the same pests, so it is important to try and separate these.

Brussel SproutsMarjoram 
Collard GreensSpinach 
CornSummer squash (zucchini) 

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Pests can be one of the most difficult challenges you face in the garden. We strive to grow food without the use of pesticide and luckily there are natural solutions for most of these nasty pests! The pests listed below are common ones for dill:

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Dill is ready to be harvested within 45-55 days. Dill can start to be harvested once there are 4 leaves by either pinching off leaves or using scissors.

Cooking & Eating!

Dill is a great addition to soups and stews. Dill is also good for pickling.


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8 thoughts on “How & Why You Should Grow Dill in Your Garden!

  1. The main pest in ours is that nasty spittle big. Fortunately, it is more unsightly than it is damaging. Dill happens to be one of those herbs that naturalizes without getting to be invasive, at least in our chaparral region.

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