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|Temperature (C):||10 - 15|
|Blooms:||July to September|
|Site:||Full Sun or Part Shade|
|Height (cm):||70 - 100|
|Spread (cm):||25 - 30|
Attracts beneficial insects to your garden and makes an amazing fresh addition to your spice rack.
Direct sow 2 mm deep when earth can be worked.Dill can be somewhat exhaustive of soil fertiity so it is advised to add alot of organic matter before planting and after harvest.
Dill can tolerate a variety of soils, however it prefers well drained soil,fertile slightly sandy loam. Dill tends to grow best in slightly acidic soils and has proven to dislike soil with high alkaline conditions. Dill is hard on soil nutrients and has shown that increasing the level of nitorgen will increase the harvest yield
Dills roots can be traced as far back as the Egyptians. The word Dill is derived from the Greek word Dilla, meaning to lull. It is also noted that in the Middle ages Dill was commonly used by magicians in their spells against witchcraft.
Like other umbelliferous fruits and volitile oils, Dill fruit and oil possess stimulant, aromatic and carminative properties making them of considerable medicinal value. Dill water is the most common use to ease collick and flatulence in babies.