Organic Dill Seeds

Organic Dill Seeds

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Dill is such a great herb to serve with fish or new potatoes, as it has a lovely citrusy flavour, with a hint of anise.  It is also a standout companion plant - perfect for attracting bees and deterring pests in the vegetable garden. Dill doesn't keep well, so to get the full flavour experience, grow your own, rather than buying it in the shops!

Our Ecoseeds range is certified organic, non-GMO and open pollinated. Each Dill packet contains approximately 100 seeds.

What is Dill (Anethum graveolens)?

Dill is a mid-sized perennial herb with delicate feathery fronds. It developed as a wild ‘field plant’ and prefers to grow amongst other plants. If you allow it to flower, it has fragrant, yellow flowers.

Dill is suitable for a courtyard, or a large deep pot.  In an open garden, it can grow between 60cm and 1.2 metres high. It can be mass planted to great effect in an elegant or cottage garden scheme. 

Culinary Uses - Dill

Dill has a tangy, lemony taste with hints of anise.  The leaves can be used in soups and stews like bay leaves.  They pair well with potatoes, so try adding them the cooking water when boiling your spuds.

If you allow your plant to flower and go to seed, use the whole or crushed seeds in bread or scattered over vegetable dishes.  You can also use them in a vinaigrette or salad dressing, or in a pickle.   

Growing Conditions - Dill

This easy care seedling loves free-draining sandy loam and full sunlight - part shade. It is fairly hardy once established and will weather a frost.  Garden-grown Dill doesn't need much water, but will go to seed if under stress.  Potted Dill needs weekly watering.  Don't feed too much as it will lead to less flavourful Dill! 

Lettuce, Onion, Cabbage and Cucumbers are good companions for dill, but don't plant Tomatoes, Fennel and Coriander nearby. Dill helps keep cabbage moths under control when planted amongst brassicas.

Harvest the leaves regularly to prolong the growing season.  

Climate and Seasonal Information - Dill

Plant Dill in spring or early summer (after the last frost).  In warmer regions you can also plant it in autumn and winter.   Sow every 4 - 6 weeks for a successive harvest.

Growing Instructions - Dill Seeds
  • Direct sow or transplant: Spring - mid summer
  • Spacing: 20 cm apart
  • Sowing depth: 6 - 18 mm
  • Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy while seedlings are germinating
  • Germination: 10 - 14 days
  • Harvest: 8 - 12 weeks
  • Protect young seedlings from slugs and snails