When to plant: Direct from seed or transplants Mar–May (maybe June) or Sept–Oct
- For leaves, harvest as soon as they are big enough to be useful.
- For seeds, cut seed heads 2–3 weeks after blooming (before they turn tan). Place heads in a paper bag and hang in a dry location. Collect the seeds after they have dried and fallen off.
- Dill grows about 3' tall. Stake plants if needed
- New leaf production stops when plants bloom. For a steady supply of fresh leaves, make successive plantings a few weeks apart..
- Growing Dill, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Recommended Varieties for Santa Clara County*
|Dill Tetra||Tetra has aromatic leaves with a refreshing flavor. Bushy, heat tolerant, slow to bolt|
* Many other varieties may also do well here in Santa Clara County. This list is based on UC Master Gardener trials, taste tests, and feedback from local growers.