Welcome to this post about how you can grow dill from the grocery store. Even though dill is a very easy herb to grow at home if you follow a few guidelines that we will cover in this article, such as placement of water and pruning. It can be nice to skip the first few weeks of growing dill seedlings.
This is of course when it’s the most vulnerable and you want this process to be over as soon as possible. That’s why it can be a great idea sowing dill from the store instead, or any pre grown dill really. Follow along and we will discuss the best way to go about this.
If you want to learn even more about growing dill and maybe you are wondering if it really is that easy to grow it, then we have the perfect article for you. It answers all your questions and you can find it right here, Is Dill Hard To Grow.
Can You Plant Dill From The Grocery Store
We briefly said that dill is a very easy herb to grow in the beginning of this article, that does really hold true. It’s a hardy plant that can manage temperatures even below freezing. But it can also be nice to skip the first couple of stressful weeks when it’s growing from seed and it’s as its most vulnerable.
This is when it can be a very good idea to plant already pre grown dill plants. Or it might just be that you thought about growing dill later in the season and didn’t want to miss out. In any way growing it from the grocery store is perfectly fine.
As dill is a herb that only grows for 2 years you really want to make the most of those years. When you get the plant of dill ready to be sown you need to make sure of a few things first. If you want to grow it in a pot then you need to have small holes in the bottom for the excess water to leak out.
Dill likes a soil that is kept moist or damp at all times. Therefore it should not be pooling water in the bottom or anything. A common practice is to grow on freeland and the best way to check if it has good water drainage is to just water the soil. If the water stays on the surface for a long time then most likely it wont have good drainage.
If you want to learn more in depth about how long a dill plant can last then we have actually written an article dedicated to just that. You can find it here, How Long Will A Dill Plant Last.
Establish this first and the water accordly like we explained. Since you are growing it outside most likely you will also want to make sure it gets around 6 – 8 hours of sunlight each day. So placing it right in the garden is also important. These are the two most important steps to get right.
After that you can cruise through the season and pick and harvest as you go. Just make sure of course that you only take stems where new growth is coming out. This is the best practice to have for making sure you get the most out of your dill.
Can You Propagate Dill In Grocery?
I want to reiterate again on what we have been talking about. Planting dill from the grocery store is no problem. A good tip is to save the soil that’s surrounding the roots in the container. Make a well where you want to plant it and then put it down. Lightly pad the soil around it and make sure it’s stable. Water it like we explained and then let it do its magic.
Knowing how to care for your dill is very important in growing it. Luckily we have an article just about that, How Do You Take Care Of Dill In The Garden?