I purchased a potted dill last week. It seemed quite healthy and upright at the store, but the drive must have shocked it because in the 20 minutes it took to go home, the entire plant began to droop over the sides of the pot. I'm cautious about over-watering, so I allowed it a day in my backyard to recuperate without water. When it did not improve I decided to water it some, and within several hours some of the central stalks began to stand up straight again. I've given the dill a moderate watering every day for the past four days now, and this is where my confusion starts. Some of the very bottom, weaker stems have turned yellow and died, which I've read is a sign of over-watering. But EVERY TIME I do water, some of the more resilient central stalks seem to regain their strength and stand upright again. So does it want water or doesn't it?
Also, has anyone had success transplanting dill from a pot to a garden bed?
Location: Eastern Texas - zone 8a
posted 7 years ago
Very small dill plants can be transplanted carefully. Carefully meaning not to disturb the root system. Dill has a long taproot and normally does not relocate well. It is best seeded in ground where it will live. Keep in full sun and cooler temps.
How tall is your plant? How large is the container?
I'm not sure what your zone is but dill is an annual. Lower leaves yellowing is normal. In a container, you will have to be careful to provide adequate water and yet not over water it.
posted 7 years ago
Thank you gremmy. My plant is 10-12 inches at its tallest stalks (so probably not that small), in a 6 inch container. I'm in zone 9.
I just transplanted dill. I'd prick them out as soon as possible (as someone mentioned the roots)... I don't normally transplant, but threw some seeds in a big adobe pot weeks back randomly.. I usually direct sow,and since you're in 9, I'd try that next time..Good luck with planting -