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Dill, Mammoth

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Seeds flavor pickles; leaves enhance salads, soups, omelets and vegetables.

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Use seeds to flavor pickles and the leaves to brighten salads, soups, omelets and vegetables. Likes full sun. Plant seeds or plants outside after all danger of frost.
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Product properties

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

40-60 days

Life Cycle This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.

Annual

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

36 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

16-24 inches

Additional Uses Additional ways in which the product may be used in the garden.

Fragrant

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Direct Sow:

  • Sow outdoors in spring after danger of frost. In frost-free areas, sow from fall to early spring.
  • Sow in average soil in full sun.
  • Sow seeds thinly and cover with ¼ inch of fine soil. Seed needs light to germinate.
  • Firm lightly and keep evenly moist.
  • Seedlings emerge 10-21 days.
  • Thin to 12 inches apart when seedlings are 1-2 inches tall.

Planting Potted Plants in the Garden:

  • Select a location in full sun with good rich moist organic soil.
  • Prepare the bed by turning the soil under to a depth of 8 inches. Level with a rake to remove clumps of grass and stones.
  • Dig a hole for each plant large enough to amply accommodate the root ball.
  • Carefully remove the plant from its pot and gently loosen the root ball with your hands to encourage good root development. Be careful with the roots as dill roots are easily damaged.
  • Place the top of the root ball even with the level of the surrounding soil. Fill with soil to the top of the root ball. Press soil down firmly with your hand.
  • Use the plant tag as a location marker.
  • Thoroughly water and apply a light mulch layer on top of the soil (1-2 inches) to conserve water and reduce weeds.
  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating.
  • Mulches also help retain soil moisture and maintain even soil temperatures. For herbs, an organic mulch of aged bark or shredded leaves lends a natural look to the bed and will improve the soil as it breaks down in time.  Always keep mulches off a plant's stems to prevent possible rot.
  • Keep plants well-watered during the growing season, especially during dry spells. Plants need about 1 inch of rain per week during the growing season. It's best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated.
  • Fertilize as needed with Gro-tone All Purpose Organic Plant Food.
  • Remove flowers as they appear to help prolong leaf production for a short time.
  • Pinch off spent flowers to help prevent prolific self-sowing.
  • At the end of the season, let some go to seed to provide a crop for next year.
  • Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.
  • Harvest leaves fresh as needed.
  • Leaves may be dried but they lose much of their pungency when used dried rather than fresh. Dill leaves may be frozen.
  • Harvest seeds when the flowers are fully developed but not brown. Cut the whole stem and tie in small bundles. Hang in a warm, dry, airy place out of the sun. Seeds can be stripped from the flowers by rubbing the flowers between the palms of your hands. Seeds are great for pickling.
  • Store seeds in a tightly closed container in a dark closet or cupboard.
Sun
Full Sun
Days To Maturity
40-60 days
Life Cycle
Annual
Height
36 inches
Spread
16-24 inches
Additional Uses
Fragrant
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Spring, Summer
Thin
18 inches
Dill, Mammoth is rated 4.8333 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! I planted this dill EXTREMELY late in the growing season- around the end of August! Already by November it is several feet high and has an extremely fragrant smell. When I was planted these, I had 80% germination rates. Like I said, they grew quickly and were very fragrant. I would recommend this dill to anyone else.
Date published: 2014-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatness This dill grows each year after going to seed and becomes self abundant each year, more that the previous year, ALL_THE_TIME. Great product and pretty addition to the garden.
Date published: 2014-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just wonderful Sprinkled the seeds into a bed with some pumpkins to give the vines something to cling onto. These are the cutest little seedlings ever. Little baby dill all over the bed. Halfway to growth I couldn't help but cutting off a handful of shoots and making dill and potato soup. It tasted so much better knowing it came from my soil. Could not be happier. I don't think the bees could either. They've produced seeds finally and they're really easy to collect and spread. I now have 5 times as many seeds that came in the original packet and I'm so happy to sprinkle them around and grow more.
Date published: 2014-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A most excellent herb! First year growing this variety. Germination rate was very good. The plants are large and very productive. Great dill flavor and aroma. Will definitely grow this again and would highly recommend to anyone.
Date published: 2014-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definite want!!!!!! Highly recommend--POINT BLANK!! Wonderful!
Date published: 2014-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best dill for salad Love this plant and it's flavor.
Date published: 2012-06-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dill, Mammoth Very pleased with the dill. It sprouted up in no time will see how big it gets. Seems to grow well from the reviews on here. Will let you know.
Date published: 2012-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smells great! My mom, grandma, and great grandma all planted dill along one edge of their gardens so I just had to do the same. I've planted this variety for a few years and it smells wonderful. I can't rate it on flavor since I've never actually used it for anything. I hate pickles! Always grows well and gets huge!
Date published: 2012-03-21
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