Grow dill in containers

Grow dill in containers
Grow dill in containers
Grow dill in containers:  Dill grows best in soil with a pH level between 6 to 7.5.
If you are planting in a long container that runs along your window sill, plant seeds about 9 inches apart.
You can sow about 4 inches apart, and then thin to 9 inches after they start to grow.

Dill is an excellent herb to grow in a container. This herb is often used for culinary purposes, especially when cooking fish like salmon. Other meat dishes go well with dill too.

Always allow for adequate growing conditions. This herb can grow more than three feet high.
Pot and container gardening gives you the power to control every aspect of your plant’s growing conditions.
You can re position the plant in or out of the sunlight and your home at any time, thus shielding it
from overexposure to sun or frost.

Preparing your container:
Dill needs to be planted in a deep container to reach its full growth potential, as it grows a long tap root.

Use a container that is at least one foot, but no more than three feet deep. A larger container may encourage the herb to focus its energy on growing roots instead of foliage.

Fill the bottom two inches of the pot with gravel to aid in drainage. Fill the remaining space in the container with a nutrient rich and well-draining potting soil mix.
You may also choose to use soil-less potting mix, which may hasten germination.

Planting the seeds:
Purchase your seeds from your local nursery instead of a department store.
Nurseries are more reliable when it comes to seeds, as they specialize in gardening.

Sprinkle the dill seeds over your container and cover them with a light dusting of potting soil. Make sure that the soil is moist but not saturated during planting.

Early spring is the best time to plant the seeds, immediately after the last sign of frost has past.

Care of raising seedlings:
If the planted seeds receive at least six hours of sunlight a day and are kept in temperatures between 60 and 75 degrees the dill seeds should sprout within two weeks.
Make sure to check on the seeds and seedlings every other day, and supplement their soil with water by misting them.

During the first four weeks of growth, keep the soil moist and let sun exposure range between six and eight hours each day.  Your dill plants should, in time, grow to reach healthy proportions.
You will be provided with a source of delicious herbs.

Allow your dill plants to go to seed, when fall approaches.
The next year they should sprout and grow all over again.

Grow dill in containers



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