Dill leaves are known as the Dill herb, while dill seeds are used as a spice. This fresh herb, sent straight from our nursery to your kitchen, is perfect for pickles, potato salad, or anything needing a bit of a Mediterranean zing!
South East Europe
South East Europe
The name dill com...
The name dill comes from the old English word dilla, meaning “to lull” because it has been used to soothe stomach pain.
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Great for people with pets
Great for people who like to grow edibles
Great for people who love to share plants with their friends
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Great for spaces with bright indirect light
Great for spaces with tabletops and desks
Great for spaces that have full sun
Ocimum Species Care Guide
This plant enjoys areas of full sun (6-8 hours).
Keep your dill consistently moist in well-draining soil to ensure a good crop. Do not let it get heat stressed, or it will wilt and damage the leaves.
Medium humidity at 50% or above will give this plant longevity and keep the soil more moist.
Add humidity around this plant to protect the leaves from wilting and getting heat stress. Temps below 40°F will destroy this plant.
Apply your fertilizer every six weeks around the drip edge of the plant or sprinkle some rich compost around the area. Container garden: If growing in a container, fertilize monthly with an organic balanced fertilizer.
Take care when transplanting outside, make sure to harden off when coming from the (relatively) safe and steady environment of the indoor kitchen.
Start pruning your dill when plants are about six to eight inches (15 to 20 centimeters) tall. To prune, use a pair of herb scissors or even just a regular old pair of scissors and snip the frond-like leaves from the top of the plant, above a leaf set.
Always take your cuttings from the healthiest, strongest dill plant you can, and choose a branch off the main stem that has new(er) growth.