Dill grows well in pots, although it prefers a large patch of dirt for its roots. If you have not yet started growing dill in pots, here is some information on how and when to grow dill in pots.
7 Things You Need to Know About Growing Dill in Pots:
There were seven simple steps, and now you can grow your own dill
- Dill likes light, but not direct sunlight
- Choose a place to plant that is well-drained and gets at least six hours of sun per day
- To grow it in a pot, start from seeds instead of transplanting it from the nursery
- Plants like to be watered often
- Plan on harvesting your dill often and keep it trimmed back as it grows
- The more you harvest the more it will grow
- Pick flowers and seeds as soon as they
What is the ideal pot size for dill?
A deep pot is ideal for growing Dill.
It is important that you use a pot that is at least 12 inches deep and equally wide when growing Dill.
Buy quality potting soil to plant dill, not cheap stuff from the garden section at Home Depot. Planting correctly will result in rapid growth.
How to grow dill in a pot?
The herb dill is ideal for growing in pots. The stems are strong, and the leaves are edible, and they’re great as a garnish.
First, decide what kind of pot to use. A plant pot that drains well, and is large enough to hold lots of soil, and filled with good potting soil, and sunlight, and water, is your best bet.
Next, Plant dill seeds in small pots as well. If the seeds are allowed to dry out, they will simply rot. The seeds can also be sown individually, but they will need thinning out as seedlings develop.
The second requirement is sunlight. The leaves need a lot of light. And they need the sun right on them. My garden is a partly shady place. I’m lucky, though; my dill gets enough sun. But there are other gardeners, and if they don’t, they might want to plant their dill where they will get enough sun.
The third requirement is patience. Dill doesn’t produce anything the first year. It’ll grow fine, and the leaves will have a nice flavor, but they won’t have any flowers. The second year, you’ll get a bunch of little flowers. The plant will grow, but the flowers won’t. And that’s not a problem. Dill has another trick up its sleeve.
Dill, like all plants, has male and female flowers. The female flowers look like little green
Once the leaves start growing, they need plenty of water. And you need the soil to be just moist enough. Never wet. Dill doesn’t like to get wet.
When to grow dill? Best Time/ Season
Dill grows best in the spring, but if your climate is too hot in the summer, you have a problem. Your only choice is to plant it in the fall when the cool weather encourages it to flower. But growing dill in the fall is risky. The seeds germinate slowly, and they may not come up at all. If they come up, they may not come up well.
If you plant fall dill, you have to learn to live with the fact that it may not be as productive as other seasons. Or you can take a gamble and plant another crop at the same time, but that’s risky, too.
You might be tempted to grow dill only in the summer, but that would mean sacrificing all the benefits of the herb, which some people find appealing.
So, if you’re going to grow dill, you have to learn to live with the fact that you don’t always have as much of it as you want. And you have to learn to live with the fact that growing it in the fall is riskier than growing it in the spring.