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Dill, Anith, Shefu - Seeds

Dill, Anith, Shefu - Seeds
1 Packet contains 50 seeds of Dill, Anith, Shefu - Seeds.
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Description for Dill, Anith, Shefu

Dill is a popular pickling herb with an impressive historical pedigree. Its uses date back to the bible. That lanky, fernlike, yellow-flowered plant you see in the produce department of your grocery store was once so valuable that it was kept under lock and key.

Dill is a biennial warm-season herb, very sensitive to light-freezes and frost. Dill is not technically a perennial plant, because a single plant only lives 2 years. It is quite proficient at self-seeding (if allowed). If let grow naturally, A single dill plant should come back year after year. As a seed, its used primarily for pickling (dill pickles).

Common name(s): Dill,Anethum graveolens
Flower colours: yellow-green
Bloom time: Annual.
Max reacahble height: Height: 36 inches
Width: 24 inches
Difficulty to grow:: Easy

Planting and care

This plant likes mild weather and is best in the spring and again in fall. You may set out plants following the last spring frost and then plant again two months prior to the first winter frost. Space them 12 to 15 inches apart. Be sure to keep plants watered in dry weather.

Plants may need staking when in bloom to keep the tall flower stems—true butterfly magnets—from falling over, especially if you get a lot of wind. You can keep plants cut to delay flowering and extend your harvest, or harvest the whole plant as soon it flowers. The first winter frost will kill dill planted in the fall. However, if it had time to go to seed, the fallen seed may produce new plants in the spring.

Sunlight: Full sun.
Soil: well-drained, loamy or sandy soils
Water: Water the plants freely during the growing season
Temperature: 50 to 70f
Fertilizer: Use any organic fertilizer

Caring for Dill

  • Water the plants freely during the growing season.
  • In order to ensure a season-long fresh supply of dill, continue sowing seeds every few weeks. For an extended harvest, do not allow flowers to grow on the plants.
  • If the soil remains undisturbed throughout the growing season, more dill plants will grow the next season.

Harvesting

Time from planting to harvest is 70 days for foliage, 90 days for seeds. To harvest, snip off the leaves or young flower heads for use in soups or salads. For pickling, cut whole stalks when the plant is more mature.

Typical uses of Dill

Special features: Dill is an annual, self-seeding plant with feathery green leaves. Dill is easy to grow and attracts beneficial insects to your gardens, such as wasps and other predatory insects.

  • These include powerful monoterpenes like limonene, carvone, and anethofuran, as well as flavonoids like vicenin and kaempferol.
  • As for vitamins and minerals, dill has a significant amount of vitamin A and vitamin C, as well as trace amounts of folate, iron, and manganese.

    Culinary use:

  • Dill seed is a pungent ingredient found in salad dressings, pickles, sauerkraut, and even bread.
  • Enjoy the leaves at their peak when they are fresh, finely chopping for best flavour.
  • Dill can be also a handy salt substitute for people on low-sodium diets.
  • You can dry the leaves, but add them to dishes in greater quantity, as they are less flavourful than fresh leaves.
  • Dill leaves may also be preserved in oil, butter, or vinegar for pickles, or frozen in water or stock.
  • It is used most commonly in soups, stews, and for pickling.

    Ornamental use: NA

    Medicinal use: It helps to maintain hormonal balance, exerts a heart-protective effect, lowers blood sugar levels, prevents osteoporosis, helps in digestion, protects from infections.
    Note: Use only after the consulting to the specialist.

  • References

    • https://bonnieplants.com/growing/growing-fernleaf-dill/
    • http://www.almanac.com/plant/dill

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    4 / 5 Anwar Ali 29 October 2018
    Good quality seeds, sprouted in couple of weeks
    5 / 5 Dimple Kataria 21 October 2018
    Can be grown in pot??
    4 / 5 Gaurav Narwania 14 October 2018
    Seeds are Ok .. germination took about 25 Days ..
    4 / 5 Pinky Bal 07 October 2018
    Good for cultivating in Balcony.
    5 / 5 Rajashekar Goud 25 September 2018
    Very good seeds growing well

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