Dukat Dill Guide

The best thing for salmon since bagels and locks, put Dill Dukat right onto your salmon before adding to the heat or combine this sweet, subdued Dill with butter, reduced shallots, salt, pepper and a squirt of Dijon mustard  to bathe that salmon in a sauce that will leave you wondering why you don’t eat Scandinavian more often.

TO SOW

Dill grows best in warmer weather between 60°F-90°F. They thrive in containers and gardens. Bank on Seeds recommends direct seeding.

If Direct Seeding

  • Direct seed outside 2-3 weeks after last frost date; or
  • Direct seed into a container 10-12 inches deep and wide anytime of the year. It can be placed outside when the temperature is between 60°F-90°F; or

If Transplanting

Begin the growing season early and start the dill seeds indoors in trays or pods 4 weeks before the last frost date; germination is best between 60°F-70°F. It can be transplanted outside 2 weeks after the last frost date.

Sow seeds ¼ inch deep and 2 inches apart with rows spaced 10-12 inches apart. Germination will take 7-21 days.

Thin the seedlings to 10 inches apart if they start competing for space or light.

TO GROW

Dill likes well-draining, warm soil and full sunny days. They also need regular watering - do not let the soil dry out between watering in the first 4 weeks when they need more moisture. Once established, let dry fully between watering. Check the top 3-4 inches of soil and if it is dry, then water it.

Use 5-10-5 fertilizer or aged compost to boost foliage growth.

TO REAP

Dill is full grown (mature) in 60 days. Harvest dill before the plant flowers. Pinch or cut off fresh stems as needed for seasoning and spices. You can also cut off an entire section to hang upside down to dry.

COMMON PESTS/DISEASES

Parsley caterpillar, tomato hornworms - handpick off, spray with Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki (Btk)

*Plant dill with cabbage family plants, tomatoes, peppers, strawberries, and thyme. Avoid planting with or near carrots and fennel. *