Description For Dill Leaves Seeds (Suwa)
How to grow Dill from Seeds:Introduction and Uses: Dill commonly known as Suva in India, is a treasure trove of calcium, iron and manganese. It is plush with anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties too. Dill is mainly used for making pickles that are savoured with grilled burgers and sandwiches. Its seed and oil are used to add flavour baked food products, meat, liquor, condiments and snacks.
Botanical Name: Anethum graveolens
Sowing Season: Winter
Sowing method: Seeds are sown directly in raised beds or containers.
Sowing container: Since dill has deep tap roots, use deep rectangular containers with a minimum depth of 12 inches. The width & length can vary.
Sowing medium: 2 part garden soil & 1 part any organic manure or 1 part garden soil, 1 part coco peat & 1 part Vermicompost.
Steps for seed sowing (Seed starting) in a container:
Growth stages of Dill Plant:Germination:
How to take care for Dill Plant:Sunlight: Dill requires partial sunlight of 3-4 hours. So place your containers accordingly. However, it can withstand full sun during winters.
Watering: Water your Dill container / raised bed every day in the form of a light shower with a watering can. Sprinklers can be placed outdoors.
Manuring: As mentioned earlier, add good quality organic manure in the soil with 2:1 ratio before sowing seeds. Organic fertilizer can be well rotten cow dung manure, farmyard manure, compost or vermicompost.
Plant care: Always look for the early signs of any insect/fungal infection/ any other infections. Spray appropriate medicines as soon as any symptoms of such infections are spotted.
Microgreens: If you plan to grow microgreen Dill leaves, grow it indoors in flat containers. Sow-scatter the seeds in a crowded manner. You can harvest it in 10-15 days by uprooting the baby plants.
Dill seeds: Dill leaves are not harvested & plant is allowed to grow tall. The herb eventually starts flowering and producing seeds. These seeds can be harvested from the head bunches.
Harvesting: About 50-60 days after sowing, Dill can be harvested by cutting the mature leaves using a scissor and leaving the fleshy base of the plant for the next harvest. In this way you can harvest Dill 4-5 times in the intervals of 25-30 days.
|No.of Seeds||Approx. 1418 to 1576 seeds in 4 gm, 35460 to 39400 seeds in 100 gm, 88650 to 98500 seeds in 250 gm|
|Net Weight||4 gm to 250 gm|
|Seed Rate||3 Kg/Ha|
|Spacing (Row to Row X Plant to Plant)||15 cm x 20 cm|
|Germination Time||6 to 8 days from sowing.|
|Fertilizer||Garden Mix 5 g Per Plant | Organic - Neemcake or vermicompost 10 g Per Plant|
|Season of Sowing||October - November|
|Yield||2.5 to 3 ton/Ha|
|Product Weight||Under 10 g to 250 g|
|Product Height||15 cm|
|Product Width||10 cm|
|Product Depth||1 cm|