Happy Dill Flowering

If you remember the previous pic of my dill you’ll see here how much bigger its gotten.  It’s a little yellow near the bottom, but overall doing quite well.

Dill

And it’s now busting out some flowers.  Chris was thinking the new growth was coming out all wacky, that maybe it wasn’t so happy here.  But upon closer inspection I showed him that it’s actually flowering.

Dill Flower

Now for a little information on Dill:

Dill is a biennial herb in the Parsley Family.  It grows 2 to 3 feet tall.  It can be planted in Spring or Fall.  If planted in the Spring it will produce seeds in the same season.

Should be planted 15 to 18 inches apart in a sunny location.

Growing Cultures:
Outdoors, containers (sow directly in pots, do not transplant, 8 to 20 seeds per pot), hydroponics.

Plant Height:
Dill grows to a height of 24 to 36 inches.

Soil Requirements:
Well-drained, moderately rich, loose soil.

Preferred pH Range:
Dill will grow in a relatively wide pH range between 5.5 (strongly acidic) and 7.5 (mildly alkaline) with a preferred range between 5.5 and 6.5.

Propagation:
From seed, Direct sow outdoors in fall or in spring after last frost.

Seed Germination Period:
7 to 10 days.

Sun & Light Requirements:
Dill grown outdoors prefers full sun.

Dill grows well indoors under high output fluorescent plant lights and high intensity halide and sodium lamps.

Water Requirements:
Water on a regular schedule, do not overwater.

Pests & Diseases:
Aphids.  Powdery mildew.

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