- Great for large pots or in a herb bed or border - needs good drainage and quite light soil. If you have clay soil, it would be better grown in a pot of compost
- Plant in full sun or partial shade
- Plant 30cm apart
- It will grow quite tall when flowering
- Do not plant near Bronze Fennel as the two will cross-pollinate
- Keep them watered during dry spell
- Remove flower stems regularly to keep it producing more leaves
- Cut back quite regularly to use the leaves and to keep the plant from bolting.
- Chop up leaves to add to mayo, or sprinkle into salads, with potatoes, fish and chicken.
Annual or Perennial?
Dill is an annual, but will happily self-seed at the end of the season if you leave it to flower and go to seed.
Is Dill good for Companion Planting?
Dill is a good at attracting natural predators - like hoverflies and ladybirds - to the veg plot, so definitely worth growing. It is also quite popular with aphids, so can be used as a sacrificial crop