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Dill is a spicy herb that is loved in many European countries. It grows in almost all gardens and dachas. It is widely used in cooking and as a medicine. Dry inflorescences of this herb are brewed for very young children to relieve them of such hateful colic.
Despite the fact that dill grows in almost all vegetable gardens, it is rather difficult to grow it lush and juicy. In general, many consider it a strange plant. It happens that a person sows, waters and weeds, and as a result - dry, thin, half-empty shoots. And sometimes they don't plant him at all, but he appears throughout the garden, wherever he pleases. In general, not a plant, but a riddle!
Of course, there is no mysticism here, just if you do not pay due attention to this plant, it will grow where its seeds found fertile land in the fall.
How easy it is to grow dill outdoors
Few of the gardeners know that dill varieties are early maturing, medium and late maturing:
- umbrella - not very lush, but early maturing and cold-resistant variety;
- Buyan is a selective bush variety, medium late, but productive;
- fireworks - late ripening, spray;
- kibray is a new variety, late, but sensitive to low temperatures.
There are still many species and varieties of this plant, but the growing conditions are almost the same.
At first glance, growing dill is simple and not troublesome. And so gardeners neglect advice on how to grow dill, they think that it will grow by itself. But like any plant, it also requires attention, if, of course, you need a crop.
If you prefer to sow dill in the spring, you need to do this in mid-April - early May. The soil should be fertile and well fertilized. This plant loves both sun and moisture, so don't sow it in the shade, but don't forget to water.
It is better to prepare the soil in the fall. Dig it up with humus or bird droppings. During the winter everything will rot, and the soil will be what you need.
The hole is made shallow so that the sprouts break through faster, but not too shallow, otherwise the rain will wash the seeds to the surface, which will please the early birds. You need to sow thickly. After germination, it will be necessary to thin out the garden bed, pull out thin and weak shoots. The distance between the rows should be at least 15 cm so that the grown shoots do not shade each other.
If you fertilized the soil well in the fall, you don't need to do this in the spring. Just highPlace the seeds in damp ground, carefully cover, and wait for the germination.
How to grow dill outdoors quickly and easily
If you need to get a crop quickly, and even in the open field, you need to know a few secrets of sowing dill and understand its varieties.
First, pick up early varieties. Then decide when to sow - in fall or spring.
It is believed that seeds that have wintered in the ground germinate better. They harden over the winter and become less sensitive to temperature changes and diseases.
After sowing, cover the sown area with foil. When the nights are no longer cold, the oilcloth can be removed.
You can also sow dill for seedlings in special boxes and put them on the windowsill. When the soil warms up a little, plant the plants outdoors. Of course, you will spend more time, but the result is worth it.
You will need much less seeds, and you certainly won't have to re-sow dill in the summer.
How to grow dill in summer
It happens that people sow a plant in spring, but it does not germinate, either the seeds are bad, or the insects have eaten, or maybe they just dried up. Then you have to sow again, in the summer. As you know, at this time, the earth is no longer wet, and the sun's rays are more burning. Thus, the main task for re-seeding is how to grow dill in the heat.
There are several secrets on how to get a good harvest in the summer:
- so that there are no more surprises, germinate the seeds at home, in a damp cloth;
- pour a little humus into the holes and moisten the soil abundantly with water;
- seed the wells;
- gently sprinkle the future dill with loosened earth;
- water the ground a little more;
- thin out the sprouts after 3-4 leaves appear;
- the next thinning will be when the plants reach a height of 10-15 cm;
- when the dill is about a meter high, depending on the variety, the crop can be harvested.
When plucking dill branches, try not to touch the inflorescences, and you will have your own seeds next year, and that's half the battle. In the first year, there may be some difficulties. But in a few seasons you will become a real pro in growing dill in your garden!