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Compatto Dill

This shorter dark green dill grows to 18-20" and was bred for growing in pots. Even if you have a large garden nearby wouldn't it be nice to have a pot of dill near the kitchen?  

50 seeds


Anethum graveolens


Germination: 10-14 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 60-65ºF

Seed Planting Depth: Sow ⅛” deep

Starting Indoors: Start indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost. Provide 60-65ºF soil temperatures. Using peat, cow, or paper pots can help with the stress of transplanting, they grow delicate roots and successful transplanting may be challenging. Transplant 3-6” apart, around the last frost.   

Sowing Outdoors: Mid-spring when the soil temperature reaches 60-65ºF.Sow seeds close,  1/2" -1" apart. Thin to 3-6" apart.

Growth Habit: Upright, branching

Height and Width: 18-20” x 12-18”

Spacing: 1-6” apart

Light Needs: Full sun 

Soil Needs: Average to Fertile, well-drained 

Flowering: 35-40 days- leaves, 90-100 days- seeds

Harvest: Start when the plants are 6-8”, picking leaves as needed.Seeds are ready when they turn from green to brown. Harvest before they shatter to the ground. Place in a paper bag until they are fully ripened and dry

Uses: Culinary, medicinal, flowers attract bees and beneficial insects

Care: Water wellduring prolonged dry periods in summer.Removing flower stalks helps keep the plant producing leaves for a longer period. Reseeds easily- removing flower heads helps decrease next season's volunteers

Tips:Sow a few times a season, every 3-4 weeks for continuous leaf harvests. Providing support can help tall varieties that might want to topple over. Can be grown in containers.

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