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Dill Seeds

Dill seeds produce annual herbs that serve many purposes. As an aromatic plant, dill is used in much of the world for its distinct fragrance and flavor. You may have heard them called dill pickle seeds, because they are used in pickling various vegetables, usually cucumbers. Dill plants produce flavorful leaves used for cooking in different cultures. Relatively easy to grow, it’s a suitable choice for novice gardeners. Dill thrives in rich soil, requiring full sun to flourish. The leaves and seeds can be used fresh or dried for year-round use.

Survival Garden Seeds offers popular dill varieties, which can be grown in containers or in the garden. Each package comes with detailed planting instructions. Our dill seeds are heirlooms and can be saved for next season after the growth cycle.

Growing Dill Seeds in Your Garden

  • Annual herb, excelling in cool and warm climates
  • Dwarf and regular varieties
  • Non-GMO heirloom dill seeds
  • Rich in vitamins, minerals, and aromatic flavor


Dill is a plant native to the Mediterranean and Eastern Europe. It has been used in culinary and medicinal traditions for centuries. Growing well in temperate climates, dill is most vigorous during spring and fall. The plants are known for their tall, slender stalks and feathery leaves, sometimes growing up to five feet. Some varieties bloom into bright yellow flowers. They are excellent for attracting beneficial insects. Dill can be grown successfully in USDA hardiness zones 3 to 11, adapting well to a range of garden conditions.


We advise planting dill seeds directly in your garden. Do it when the soil has warmed, in spring. Dill can also be sown in late summer for a fall harvest. Sow the seeds 1/4 inch deep with 10-12 inches of space between the plants, or only 6 inches for Compact Dill. Dill prefers a sunny location and is a plant that benefits from regular watering. This helps it maintain the delicate foliage and promotes seed production. While dill can tolerate some drought, consistent moisture is key to developing lush plants.


Dill plants will thrive in a location with full sun exposure with rich soil that drains well. If the soil is of poor quality, incorporating compost will help. Mulching helps retain soil moisture, keeping the roots cool. Dill leaves can be harvested when the plant is well rooted. Let’s explain how to harvest dill seeds. Once the flowers dry out, and the seeds ripen and turn brown, they are ready for collecting. This is easily done by clipping the flower head directly into a paper bag.

With our quality dill seeds, gardeners can grow an herb that is both culinary and ornamental. Use it fresh for salads, sauces, and meals, in pickling, or dried for off-season use. Dill is a cherished addition to any garden and is also beneficial as a companion plant to cucumbers, squashes, and pumpkins.

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