Got the seeds, now, let'em shoot!
Balcony or terrace
One step at a time, with a lil water and light.
Sow the seeds 0.5 cm deep in well composted soil
Space the seeds at 20cm by 15cm
Germination will take place in 6-8 days
Harvest in 50-60 days from sowing
Good things take time and care
Why are my Dill seeds not germinating?
Growing conditions like moisture, improper soil temperature, over watering or under watering can all be a reason why your seeds are not germinating
Why are my dill leaves turning yellow ?
Most of the times, lack of sunlight leads to yellowing of dill leaves. Sometimes, excess use of fertiliser can lead to a salt build up in the soil which can also cause yellowing of dill leaves.
My dill plant is drooping.
Dill plant requires 3 - 4 hours of partial sunlight and a well drained moist soil to grow well. Overwatering can often lead to fungal diseases like powdery mildew which can make your dill plant droop.
All the plant gossip, through the grapevine. Pun intended
Vitamin C, antioxidants, calcium, riboflavin, folate, fibre, iron and manganese - dill is totally power-packed. Dill is consumed as relief for flatulence, to boost immunity, to get 1-2% of the daily recommended values of magnesium, potassium, zinc, riboflavin, copper and calcium. However, these values are for 1 cup of dill, which is rarely consumed at one meal.
Dill is used only as a herb and hence has negligible calories, but even one cup of dill is magnificently low in calories (4) but high in vitamin C, vitamin A, manganese, foliate, calcium. 1 cup of dill amounts for 1-2% of the Recommended Dietary Value of all the nutrients. Vitamin A is essential in the health of the reproductive systems of men and women. Calcium is necessary for bone growth and health, healing and metabolism. Dill seeds are even more nutrient-dense. In one tablespoon of dill seeds, you get 8% of the Recommended Daily Value of calcium, 6% of the RDV of iron and 1-5% RDV of magnesium, potassium, manganese and phosphorous.
1.Dill receives mentions in both, the Bible and ancient Egyptian writings.
2.Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, used dill in his recipe to cleanse the mouth.
3.In ancient Greek and Roman cultures, dill was a sign of wealth.
You can use 2 part garden soil & 1 part any organic manure or 1 part garden soil, 1 part coco peat & 1 part Vermicompost to grow dill seeds.
Dill needs 3 - 4 hours of partial sunlight. It can also withstand full sunlight in winters.
Water your dill plant moderately. Keep the soil evenly moist at all times.
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