Dill Tetra Seeds

Dill Tetra Seeds

Anethum graveolens

Item #5047

Warm season annual. The refreshing flavor of dill will surely win you over (if you don’t already love it)! Tetra is a bushy, late flowering variety, meaning more leaf production for dill lovers. It is heat tolerant which makes it slow-to-bolt, so you will enjoy fresh picked, aromatic dill throughout the season. Dill is an important host plant for caterpillars of swallowtail butterflies. 30”-36” tall.



Annual

Full Sun

30”-36” tall

Days to Emerge:
20-25 days

Seed Depth:
Press into
surface

Seed Spacing:
A group of
4 seeds
every 12”

Row Spacing:
2”

Thinning:
When 3” tall,
thin to 1
every 12”


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks before average last frost. Successive sowings every 2 to 3 weeks until hot weather will ensure a continual fresh supply of foliage and seeds.

When to start inside: Not recommended. 8 to 10 weeks before average last frost. Sow in individual pulp pots that can be planted directly in the ground.

Special germination instructions: Requires light to germinate; press lightly into soil surface and keep moist.

Harvesting: Fresh foliage can be harvested any time until plant flowers. Cut leaves as close to stem as possible. Seeds should be harvested 2-3 weeks after flowering begins, after the flower heads have turned brown. Cut flower heads with stem and place in paper bag before seed becomes too mature and falls to the ground. Heads should be placed in bottom of bag and the top of the bag should be tied shut around the stems. Seeds will fall to the bottom of the bag. Store seeds in airtight glass herb jar.

Artist: Libby Kyer



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