Intro: Dill is an herb closely related to parsley – it looks similar and has the same kind of flower heads. Dill’s tiny white to yellow flowers bloom together in what looks like a small umbrella. Dill plants have tall foliage (2 to 3 feet tall) and long taproots, so they need a large plant container in the kitchen garden. Dill leaves are used to give dill pickles their flavor, and it tastes great in soups, salads, potatoes and many more dishes.
Scientific Name: Anethum graveolens
Plant Type: Perennial herb grown as an annual
Light: Full sun
Water: Keep the dill plant's potting soil evenly moist but not soggy.
Zone: The dill plant grows best when temperatures are constantly about 60 Fahrenheit.
Fertilizer: Fertilize once in the growing season, usually when flowers begin to bloom.
Pests and Diseases: Aphids, caterpillars and powdery mildew may affect your dill plant.
Propagation: Propagate dill by collecting seeds. Plant directly in its container in spring, and harvest the dill in midsummer.