Basics

Ease of Growing
Moderate
Grown as
Annual
Days to Maturity
60-70 (Spring/Summer)
Growing Habit
-
Hardiness
Hardy

Dill is quite hardy and can withstand temperatures as low as 24 degrees F.

Crops
Spring Transplant, Spring
Growing Season
Short, Long
Cultivar Type
-
Growing Conditions
Cold, Cool, Warm

Dill will tolerate poor growing conditions as long as it's sunny. It does well in poor soils, and doesn't require much water, but needs sunlight and a little protection from the wind.

Outdoor Growing Temp
50°F - 80°F
Min Outdoor Soil Temp
50°F

Dill is a fairly hardy plant and can be planted outdoors 2 to 4 weeks before the last frost date. It is sometimes sown in fall to provide a spring crop.

Start Indoors
Yes
Start Outdoors
Yes
Light
Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cold, Cool, Warm)

Dill needs a warm sunny spot for best production (it tolerate very light shade). It should also be protected from strong winds.

Water
Moderate

Dill produces a deep taproot which makes it quite drought tolerant, but for maximum productivity the soil should be kept moist.

Feeder
Light

Dill isn't a very hungry plant.

Suitability
Drought tolerant, Tolerates light frost, Needs summer shade
Small Gardens?
Yes
Containers?
Yes

Dill is an excellent candidate for container growing. Dill has long roots, so choose a container with a depth of 1 to 3'. Make sure your container has drainage holes. Line the bottom with gravel and then cover with nutrient-rich potting soil. Dill grow best in well-drained soil, so be careful not to overly water your plants. Keep the soil moist but not soaked, and place your dill in an area with access to 6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day.

Attracts beneficial insects?
Yes
Color
Blue-green
Fruit Size
-"
Plant Height
12.0-24.0"
Plant Diameter
6.0-18.0"
Hardiness Zone
3-11
Disease Resistance
Taste Profile

Sweet-tasting