What exactly the dill is? Is it vegetable or grass? Many people are asking this question. The dill is the vegetable crop that refers to annual and herbaceous plants from the genus of Umbelliferae. This family consists of only one species and it is the Fragrant Dill. It is growing mainly in the wild Asia and as the garden plant it is growing all over the world.
Using of the dill in the diet of people
ClimaPod believe that the dill is one of the most common green crops. The food is consumed by young but not flowering plants yet. The green dill is widely used in cooking all over the world. The pleasant taste of the dill is given to him by essential oil. Leaves contain a significant amount of vitamins such as P, PP, B2, B1, C. Leaves also contain a significant amount of salts and folic acid, phosphorus, magnesium, carotene, iron and calcium.
The dill cultivation
The dill can be grown on different types of soils. But the high harvest of the dill can be obtained if you will use light, well aerated soil with the neutral reaction of the soil solution. To grow the dill on the sour soils you have to lime the soil before planting the seeds.
If you are using the crop rotation the dill is better to place on the same field after the application of organic fertilizers with other green cultures as the second-third crop. The short vegetative period of dill plants makes it easy to include it in the crop rotation.
Only one-two-year seeds are used for sowing because the dill contains of essential oils and that is why it quickly loses its germination. The dill should be sown in several stages. This is usually done in order to ensure the enough supply of fresh green products to the market without delay problems. We recommend sowing dill seeds in the open ground before the onset of prolonged frosts. You should calculate the time it takes for the seeds to germinate in the fall before you will plant them.
Each subsequent planting period occurs every ten-fifteen days from the previous one. The last period of dill sowing is the third decade of August. So that the dill plants can yield its harvest before frosts. When you are seeding dill with the dry seeds in ClimaPod Greenhouse than the dill grows out approximately after 15-20 days. The seeds should be soaked before planting in spring and during summer sowing time because of slow germination of the seeds.
Harvesting the dill
Dill harvesting time begins if the rosette of the grown seeds forms 5-7 dill leaves. And continues right up to the beginning of the stalk formation.
ClimaPod Greenhouse Kits staff have noted that the dill has the very good ability to keep its quality for a very long time. It can be stored in the simple refrigerator for a very long time if you pack it with thin polyethylene film. It is necessary to pack it directly during the same day as it was assembled. The optimal temperature for storing dill is between 0 and 1 degrees Celcius relative air humidity around 95-98%.Tags: dill, growing plants, vegetable