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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).
Width: 24 inches
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 stemsâ€”true butterfly magnetsâ€”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.
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.
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.
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.
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Good quality seeds, sprouted in couple of weeks
Can be grown in pot??
Seeds are Ok .. germination took about 25 Days ..
Good for cultivating in Balcony.
Very good seeds growing well