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FERNLEAF DILL

Anethum Graveolens

This All America Winner for 1992 was bred by the W. Atlee Burpee Company. The objective was to diminish the plant size so that dill could be grown in containers and the smallest of gardens. In addition to pickles, this variety will make a welcome addition to salads and it is a lovely ornamental plant with its yellow flowers, deep green foliage, and compact growth habit.   150 seeds.

 

Planting

Annual

Germination: 10-14 days

Seed Planting Depth: lightly cover to 1/8"

Starting Indoors/Outdoors:  Sowing outdoors is best, in the spring when soil temps reach 60-65 degrees. Sow a few seeds every 1-2" , start harvesting when plants are a few inches, thinning plants  4-6" apart. Sow small rows every few weeks for a continuous harvest.  For a head start you can start indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost using peat, cow, or paper pots( grows a delicate taproot, successful transplanting may be difficult) Provide 65-70 degrees soil temperatures. Transplant to 4-6" apart. Reseeds easily.

Light  Needs:  Sun 

Soil Needs: fertile, well drained 

Uses: Culinary, medicinal, attracts bees and beneficials 

 

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