Dill - Bouquet - Microgreens Seeds
- Latin Name: Anethum graveolens
- Other Name(s): Anth, dill weed, madhura
- Presoak: 4 hours in cold water
- Preferred Growing Medium: Soil or Hydroponic
- Seeding Rate per 10"x 20" tray: 1 oz
- Blackout Time: 4-5 days (some growers say none - experiment with both)
- Germination Time: 4-5 days
- Estimated time to Harvest: 12-15 days
- Microgreen Color: pinkish white stem, green leaves
- Microgreen Flavor: mild dill, zesty
- Microgreen Texture: thin, fine
- Nutrients: Vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, carotene, chlorophyll, amino acids, trace elements
Prepare your growth medium, whether it be soil or a hydroponic growth mat, by getting it sufficiently moist. Spread seeds evenly across the surface of the growth medium. The denser you sow the seeds, the thicker your crop will turn out. However, be wary of over-seeding, which can lead to to the seeds becoming overcrowded, leading to crop failure.
After seeds are sown, you can decide whether or not to cover them for about four days to allow seeds to germinate in darkness. Some growers say that dill prefers light while germinating. Then uncover seeds and place under a grow light or in a place in your home that gets a lot of sunshine (rotate crop if next to a window to prevent "bending" in the microgreens). Continue to water when needed for up to a week and half. By then, you should have a bounty of little greens to incorporate into your meals.
Dill has nutritional benefits for skin, eyes, blood clotting and bone health.
Seeds per Package:
- 1 oz - Approximately 25,000 seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 100,000 seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 400,000 seeds
- 5 lb - Approximately 2,000,000 seeds
- 25 lb - Approximately 10,000,000 seeds