Bouquet Dill is the preferred choice of dill for pickle makers and chefs alike. It is one of the easiest herbs to grow. In fact, many people say that it “grows like a weed”, which is appropriate since the proper term is dill weed. Dill seeds are the essential ingredient for making dill pickles. This variety goes to seed relatively quickly, making it easy to harvest the seeds for pickling. The leaves may also be harvested for seasoning a wide variety of dishes. Use the shiny dill leaves as a flavor-booster on eggs or your favorite vegetables. Bouquet Dill produces long stems that can grow as tall as 3-4′ feet. Blooms are large and plants reseed easily. If you’d like to have dill year after year, plant in a bed or area where it can reseed and continually produce.
Bouquet Dill may be direct-seeded or transplanted. Direct seed with a walk-behind seeder and plant densely along the row. We suggest using a modified #1 or #2 plate for direct seeding dill. As always, seed plate holes should be modified to fit the size of seed being used. For large, full-sized plants, thin to one plant every 4″ along the row. Dill also works great as a transplanted crop. We recommend starting transplants 3-4 weeks before the desired outdoor planting date. Dill transplants grow great in our heavy-duty seed starting trays, where they develop a solid root ball with roots that are trained to grow downward. Plants are ready to go in the ground when they can be easily pulled from the cells in the seed starting tray.
Bouquet Dill Planting Information
Planting Method: direct seed or transplant
When to Plant: early spring and fall
Planting Depth: 1/4″
Seed Spacing: 4″
Row Spacing: 12″
Days to Maturity: 45
Disease Tolerance: None