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MaryMcP
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9b)

September 28, 2009
10:27 PM

Post #7114083

Will this wonderful herb grow in cool weather or does it prefer summer heat?

Thanks for any insight.
Mary
cristina
Temuco
Chile
(Zone 9b)

October 2, 2009
1:19 AM

Post #7125172

Dill is a perennial and therefore can last several years. However, it is only hardy down to about -4C, so it is sown from seed each year and planted as an annual

Dill is good for cool areas, but will grow well anywhere, also you can grow it in a container, seeds sown after the last frost will appear in a couple of weeks.
MaryMcP
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9b)

October 2, 2009
1:33 PM

Post #7126482

Thanks cristina, I'll sow some seeds this weekend. I have a book or two on growing herbs but due to a series of events, the bookshelf is buried behind stuff I can't move! ... DH retired and life is not the same! ;~)
violap
Fremont, OH
(Zone 5b)

October 2, 2009
9:53 PM

Post #7128026

Be sure that you sow your dill where you want it because it will definitly resow itself and you will have much more than you planned on the next year.A voice of experience!
MaryMcP
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9b)

October 2, 2009
11:06 PM

Post #7128252

I was thinking of a container but maybe I'll scatter some around here and there in gardens. Can never have enough dill...she said with great naivete.
cristina
Temuco
Chile
(Zone 9b)

October 3, 2009
2:18 AM

Post #7129084

MaryMcP Yes , dill reseeds itself, so do not allow it to go to seed or leave only one plant to seed and cut it before the seeds scatters around by itself.

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