For field, container, and hydroponic production.
Productive slow-bolting dill with full, dense leaf shape. Compact spirals of thick leaflets surround each stem, unlike in most dill varieties, which have finer and more delicate leaves. Compared to Fernleaf, the standard for container production, Teddy is faster growing, more productive, and has a fuller plant habit with vibrant green leaves. Only slightly faster to bolt than Fernleaf. Excellent for full-size and baby-leaf production. Avg. 20,000 seeds/oz. Packet: 100 seeds.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-21 days at 65–70°F (18–21°C).
SOWING: Successive sowings can be done every three weeks to harvest fresh greens continuously.
Direct seed (recommended): Sow in spring as soon as the soil can be worked. Plant seeds 1/8- 1/4″ deep, 2 seeds per inch. Thinning is not necessary, but a 4″ final spacing produces healthy, full plants.
Transplant: Dill can be started inside in individual containers or cell trays. Sow 3-5 seeds per cell and thin to 1-2 plants each. Transplant to garden using 4″ spacing in rows at least 12″ apart.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Prefers a rich, light soil, but will grow in most soils.
PLANT HEIGHT: Varies.
PLANT SPACING: 2-4″.
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
HARVEST: Foliage may be harvested once the plants have become established right up to flowering. Harvest seed heads just as the seeds begin to turn a golden brown. Foliage and seeds can both be dried and stored for future use.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Anethum graveolens