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Name: Star
Southeast coast of England (Zone 9a)
Jun 11, 2020 8:11 AM CST
It is my first time not only posting here, but growing dill. I have two young organic dill plants which I started from seed 5 or 6 weeks ago. They grew up tall and fast, receiving good light in the conservatory before I was to plant them outside. It can get rather warm in the conservatory so I run the ceiling fan, open the windows and the door daily. Currently, the dill plants are each in a 10 cm pot. As of a couple of days ago, I noticed they are beginning to produce what appears to be buds. The plants have little in the way of foliage so far (though, in saying that, there are multiple areas on each plant where I can see new leaf fronds beginning to form). Is the budding not a bit premature on their part? I worry it is and that it's due to the heat of the conservatory. Should I pinch off these buds now lest the plants flower and die? I am thinking I should. I suppose I'm feeling timid about it because the plants are still so young, but I want to encourage more foliage and a longer life span. Should I even go so far as to cut the stalks back some? I have been wanting to harden off the dill plants outside in the garden for the past week or so, but the inclement weather we've been having in my area hasn't allowed for this.

The following image is not of either of my dill plants, but is akin to what I'm seeing on them:

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I'm going to start some new dill today since it grows fast, but am hoping the life cycle of the aforementioned dill plants is not yet coming to a close.

Thanks for any advice.

[Last edited by Starmoth - Jun 11, 2020 8:41 AM (+)]
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Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
Herbs Region: Texas Vegetable Grower Avid Green Pages Reviewer
Jun 11, 2020 8:24 PM CST
Welcome! I truly don't know the answer but believe I would leave it and see where it goes. Dill blooms for a long time as it develops seed.

I also would start more seed. Hopefully you will be able to get your plants outdoors before long. Thumbs up
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Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Container Gardener Herbs Moon Gardener Enjoys or suffers hot summers Heirlooms
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Jun 12, 2020 11:26 AM CST
Starmoth? Here in Texas we grow dill as a winter weed. Mine sets seeds every few inches, but I am growing a fern leaf small type dill. You didn't indicate your location, ( Can be done in 'Your Profile' page) which would help decide the temps to help your dill thrive. Mine will be dying off by July, and return in Fall.
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