How to Grow and Care for the Dill Plant in Containers

Dill plant

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.

Misc. Info: Dill leaves from the kitchen garden can be kept in the freezer in ziplock bags. This plant can attract bees, butterflies and birds. Dill is a good companion plant for cucumbers.



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