How Cold Can Dill Tolerate

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Welcome to this post about how low temperatures dill can tolerate. You might be surprised that dill can actually manage under the freezing point. 25 degrees is probably the lowest level you would want to keep your dill in. Now at this point you really should not expect a lot of growth coming from the plant actually.

It will be very hard for it to just survive. In this article we will go more in depth on the temperature that dill can grow in and what you should do to make sure you always have a thriving dill.

If you would like to learn even more about growing dill and especially when the best time of the year might be then we have an entire article dedicated to that. You can find it here, When To Plant Dill In.

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How Cold Can Dill Tolerate

We sort of revealed the answer in the beginning of this article already. Dill can handle temperatures as low as 25 degrees. But of course this is below freezing and it’s very hard for anything to grow at this point. Most likely your dill stagnante and eventually starts to wilt rather quickly.

What we usually recommend people do is to cut down the entire plant at this point to not run the risk of losing out on a lot of potential harvests. Since dil is actually a perennial herb then we don’t have to worry about it not coming back the next year. It will come back stronger than ever if it has had a good season.

What can you do then if you are starting to see a drop in temperature at the end of the season? Like we said, the best thing to do for the dill is to cut it down and let it rest during the winter. But you don’t need to go into a rush with that. That can definitely wait until temperatures reach around the 25 – 30 degree mark. Of course these numbers are in fahrenheit, in celsius this would be around -2 or -3 instead.

If you want to learn more about growing dill from seedlings and wonder when the best time is to put them outside is then we have a complete article just for that. You can find that one right here, When Can Dill Go Outside.

If you are growing dill for the first time however and you have small seedlings indoors and want to repot them outside you should probably wait until it’s pretty warm outside. Since seedlings will be a lot more vulnerable than established plants they shouldn’t experience the outside until at least 45 – 50 degrees. Otherwise it might stress the plant and then all that waiting and patience will have been for nothing.

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Can Dill Take A Frost?

Dill is a hardy plant and can manage temperatures below freezing. But not for a prolonged time. Once you start having frost where you live, then it might be a good idea to cut down the whole plant and make the most of it. So dill can take a frost but not for over a week before it starts wilting a lot.

As a nice side note in this article I figured I would include when it will actually grow the best. Around 70 degrees seems to be the sweet spot for dill. Here it will grow in abundance and will provide plenty of harvest for the season. What you need to do here however is keep an eye that the soil is not drying up too quickly. That can otherwise quickly make it wilt. Keeping the soil moist and wet is very important.

I want to reiterate again on what we have been talking about here. Dill can manage temperatures as low as 25 degrees but won’t be growing very much at this level. It is below freezing after all. Instead you should be looking into cutting down the dill when these temperatures are becoming more common.

Knowing what temperatures dill can grow in very well is important for successfully growing it. In this article we will discuss just that, What Temperature Do Dill Grow In?

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What Temperature Do Dill Grow In

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Welcome to this post about what temperature dill grows in. Dill is one of the hardiest plants or herbs you can grow at home. Probably one of the reasons it’s a lot more common in northern countries than in northern states. It can actually handle temperature drops of as low as 25 degrees, or -4 celsius.

It’s hard finding any other culinary herb that manages the same type of drops. But what is the optimal place to grow dill in. Follow along and we will go over all the best places to keep it but also what makes it grow really fast.

If you are interested in reading a complete guide that covers when the best time is to plant dill then we have written an article dedicated to that specific topic. You can find it here, When To Plant Dill In.

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What Temperature Do Dill Grow In

We sort of hinted at it already in the beginning of this article about the temperate us that dill can handle to grow in. 25 degrees is sort of the lowest point. Since this is below freezing it won’t do much good for the herb anyway at this level. But what is the ideal temperature to grow dill in?

We believe that this is around 70 degrees and so do a lot of other people. We have seen the best result at this temperature and it seems to thrive the best. Even though you might cut it back a bit it won’t slow down the growth that much. Even after a few weeks it grew back significantly.

Reaching the temperatures we talked about above is probably only really doable during the summer and maybe spring and autumn a little bit depending on where you live. You should know that even though it’s pretty warm at 70 degrees for the dill plant, it doesn’t really like going above this point.

Then it will have a detrimental effect on the plant and it can wilt very quickly. A lot of people like to grow dill in the largest tunnels that maintain heat very well. The downside of this is having them be too warm. So you need to be worried about your dill plant.

If you want to read even further about how low temperature dill can manage we have written an entire article dedicated to that. You can find it here, How Cold Can Dill Tolerate.

Now we’ll talk about some of the measures you can take when the temperatures reach either end of the spectrum we have talked about. Once it starts to freeze outside then the best thing to do for the plant is to cut it down completely. Dill is a perennial herb that will come back the next year just as strong. We recommend that you do this to maximize the harvest you get from the herb and nothing is left to waste.

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Does Dill Like Hot Weather?

It does like hot weather but when it goes above 90 – 95 degrees it will start to struggle. The stems will hang more and more. What should you do when it gets really hot then? We feel like the best thing to do is not to cut it significantly. It can stress out the plant even more as it tries to manage the heat too. So just make sure you water it correctly. That includes never letting the soil dry out completely. Instead it should be kept wet or moist at all times.

I want to reiterate again on the question we had. What the temperature is that dill can grow in. The lowest point is around 25 degrees, but don’t expect much growth at this level. The best conditions for growing dill is at 70 degrees. Here it can grow quickly and steadily without much effort.

Knowing when dill can go outside if its been growing in a pot can be a hard decision. In this article we give help knowing when the best time is. Find it here, When Can Dill Go Outside?

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Is Dill Hard To Grow

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Welcome to this post about whether dill is a hard or difficult herb to grow. We might as well revela the answer right away, dill is a very easy herb to grow. Much of this is because of the resilience it can develop after establishing itself in the garden. It’s one of our favorite herbs to grow and use.

We try to have it growing every year and season in the garden. It will provide plenty of harvest if you have taken care of it the right way. In this article we will answer some of the common questions that can occur when thinking of a dill is hard to grow.

If you want to read our complete and educated article and guide to growing dill then you can find it right here, How To Plant And Grow Dill.

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Is Dill Hard To Grow

Just like we said in the beginning of this article, dill is not a very hard herb to grow. It can grow very fast once it has gained some ground and feels established. Follow some of the most basic guidelines with growing dill you should easily be able to have it thriving in no time.

Some of these important steps include making sure there is no water pooling at the surface of the soil. This indicated that there is very bad water drainage in the soil. Dill is a herb that can be sensitive to too much water. It’s a balancing act of keeping it happy. The sweet spot is when the soil is slightly damp and wet without being soggy.

Watering properly is the biggest issue you can run into when growing dill. But if you are having troubles with it not getting enough or too much water then take a step back and let it recover. If this keeps happening then we recommend you only water a small amount at a time so that you can slowly go up to the proper stage where the soil is well watered.

Growing dill in a pot indoors can be a great way of always being able to keep an eye on it. In this article we go more in depth on it, Growing Dill In Pots Inside.

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Why Does My Dill Keep Dying

Like we outlined in the segment above here, the biggest reason for your dill dying is the watering of it. Dill is a herb that can manage fine without sun some days. That can have some effect on it by not growing as fast. But what we have seen being the biggest hassle for home gardeners is watering it.

Dill is a herb that really grows the best when the soil is kept both damp and well drained. If you are having troubles with your dill looking sad or hanging a lot then you should hold back on watering if you feel the soil is damp. If it’s instead sad or hanging whilst the soil is dry then you need to water it. But not all at once, as that might shock the plant too much.

When is really the best time to start planting dill? We have put together a guide that covers that. Find it here, When To Plant Dill In?

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What Conditions Does Dill Need To Grow

We have mentioned a little bit about the conditions of the soil that dill really likes above this. But where should you place the plant then in your garden? Well for us the best place for dill has always been where it can get a lot of sun during the day. We always aim for it to get around 6 – 8 hours of sun every day. This is the required amount we have found to keep the growth on track, not slacking behind.

But it can get too much, then you need to minimize it. Too much will make the soil very dry and unfavorable for the plant. This can go rather quickly if the air is also very dry outside. Some people have therefore found a lot of success in growing the dill in a pot instead. This will let you move it around wherever you feel like. Letting it rest in the shade for a couple of hours during the day can really make it grow substantially more. Just like us, it will need some rest every now and again.

As for the health of the soil, it’s important to keep it well nurtured. This means that you will need to fertilize it about 3 – 4 times a year. What we like to use for this is either manure, which is the best or organic fertilizers bought from the store. Either will work very well, but amber is the best because of all the fantastic healthy nutrients that are found in it. 

Knowing how you should take off dill that is growing in the garden outside is very important. Look into this article to get some tips and tricks, How Do You Take Care Of Dill In The Garden?

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