Growing Dill - Benefits and Instructions

Benefits of Growing Dill

  • Beneficial Pollinator - Dill is a great plant to keep honey bees happy and attract other beneficial insects to your garden.
  • Multipurpose - The stems, seeds and seed heads are all edible.
  • Nutritional Profile - Good source of many essential nutrients, including vitamin C, magnesium, and vitamin A.
  • Use in: Salads, soups, dips, pickling, preserving.

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Growing Instructions


Sun Exposure: Choose a full sun location. 
Soil: Rich, well-drained, moist soil.
Moisture: Water regularly, being careful not to overwater. Allow soil to go completely dry between watering, then soak thoroughly.
Planting:  Plant early in the spring after the danger of frost. 
Spacing:   Plant 1 dill plant per square foot of growing space using Square Foot Gardening Method.  In rows use 12-15" spacing.
Sow seeds: Seeds are best sown where they will stay, as dill does not transplant well. Plant 1⁄4 inch deep.



Snip the leaves as needed during the summer and harvest the top half of the plant when the seed heads are beige.


Dry in bunches or a bag. Store dried foliage and seeds in an air-tight container. Fresh leaves can be refrigerated for 1 week. Dillweed is easiest to handle when frozen on its stem. When needed, snip some off and return the rest to the freezer.


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