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Mammoth Dill

Anethum graveolens

 

A superior dill that grows up to 6 feet. Grows out an extra amount of lush airy foliage plus it produces giant flowers with the seed umbels sometimes reaching 15"-18" across. A highly attractive dill that calls forth the beneficial insects, persuading them to visit your vegetable and flower garden.  100 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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