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Dill [Anethum graveolens]

Dill [Anethum graveolens]

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Tips to reduce water requirements

We recommend mulching the beds
Experience has shown that by covering the floor with hay or straw, evaporation can be reduced by 80%. If you keep the beds evenly moist, an optimal humid microclimate will be created under the mulch. This not only promotes the growth of plants, but also enormously reduces water consumption. On our farm we only water every 2-3 days and irrigate a 200 m2 cultivation area in the Algarve in Portugal with 500l of water. Our beds are always moist, which promotes plant growth and harvest quality.

It is also advisable to keep the beds moist at all times, even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time
The desiccation of the soil leads to a huge decline in micro-and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in a barren soil over time. Tests have shown that the water content in the entire bed with full-scale irrigation remains longer than if watering is only carried out selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured surfaces, in contrast to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed is filled with moisture. Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to achieve it again and again.

Shipping and pick-up information

We offer CTT shipping for Saagut Europe and USA far! With us you will always receive a tracking number to track your package. Shipping costs differ depending on the shipping region. Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping
Portugal (with the Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or package up to 500g = € 3.50
2 kg Bus Package = 8 €
Package over 2 kg = 16 €

Europe Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = 7 €
500g Bus Package = 9,50 €
1kg Bus Package = 14 €
2kg Bus Package = 20 €
Package over 2kg = 40 €

USA Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = € 7.50
500g Bus Package = 15,50 €
1 kg Bus Package = 24 €
2 kg Bus Package = 33,50 €
Package over 2 kg = 67 €

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Dill is a very old annual medicinal and aromatic herb and originally comes from the Mediterranean and Near East. Seed finds in the tomb of Pharaoh Amenhotep II prove its use as early as 1400 BC and the Bible also mentions the herb. At that time, dill was used as a spice and medicinal plant and helped with many different herbs. The herb is used fresh and dried in the kitchen, the flowers for preserving and the seeds as a spice. It also helps with bloating and promotes milk flow in breastfeeding women. Chewing the seeds also helps with bad breath and dill water made from the seeds has a digestive effect. It is also possible to make essential oil from it.

General information
Plant family: Apiaceae
Life cycle: Annual
Days to harvest: 50 days
Plant height approx.: 80 cm
Root type: Deep rooter
Nutrient requirements: Weak eater
Water requirements: Medium
Winter hardiness: Up to 3 °C
Location: Sunny bis halbschattig
Soil: Permeable, moist, slightly loamy, humus

pH value: 4.5 to 7.5

Sowing and planting information
Germ type: Dark germinator
Sowing depth: 1-2 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 18-24 °C
Germination time: 7-21 days
Plant and row spacing: 20x30 cm

Optimal mixed culture: Bean, Pea, Cucumber, Carrot, Potato, Kohlrabi, Head cabbage, Head lettuce, Lamb's lettuce, Beetroot, Onion
Unfavorable mixed culture: Chervil, Caraway, Pumpkin, Parsley, Celery

Subtropic climate (Mediterranean) (e. g. B. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
Sow directly outdoors from February to April or in autumn from September to November.

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
Sow directly outdoors from April to July.

Sow directly in rows.
Dill prefers a sunny to partially shaded location, sheltered from the wind, with permeable, humus-rich and slightly loamy soil. Prepare the soil with seasoned animal manure. Avoid waterlogging.

Additional tips
For a continuous harvest, sow every 3 weeks. If temperatures are too warm, the plants produce inflorescences. In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and permeable soil, we recommend additional incorporation of biochar and primary rock powder.

Type of propagation
It spreads via seeds.

Plant care
Regular watering causes faster growth. Beds prepared with animal manure and planting in mixed culture replace additional fertilizer.

Germination ability of seeds: 2-3 years

Other Names
Botanical names: Anethum graveolens
English names: Dill
German names: Dill, Gurkenkraut, Dille
Portuguese names: Endro, Aneto
Spanish names: Eneldo
French names: Aneth

  • Made in harmony with nature
  • All seeds and seedlings are genetically stable for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination at regular intervals
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