Dill in Containers - Tips and Tricks?
Hello, Gardener's World Forum!
Despite being an avid grower of container herbs, dill is the one herb to have always eluded me and performed with limited success.
My approach is typically to sow thinly, direct in 12'' deep troughs in well-draining compost-perlite mix. These are left in the greenhouse from Mid-February. I thin seedlings to 10cm apart and move outside after the last frost. However, seedlings tend to topple in wind (though they still grow). Slug control is also another challenge. Plants are eventually harvestable but not as prolific a crop as one would want.
I'd be very interested to hear if anyone has any successful 'recipes' they have for growing dill in a container(s)! Indoor sowing and/or growing? Plugs or direct? Container sizes? Succession?
(Thanks for reading! - Dan)