Dill turning red and yellow?

NeuroticatsMay 22, 2011

First timer here. :o)

I planted a dill plant a few weeks ago and now half of it's turning red and yellow and somewhat wilted. I suspect it's dying, but, as my thumb is sorta beige and grey, I figured I'd come here and ask some real gardeners.

Thanks in advance!

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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

You planted a plant, correct? Not seeds? Dill resents transplanting and will often do poorly upon transplanting. Try direct sowing some seed. It is one of the easiest herbs EVER to grow from seed.

FataMorgana

    Bookmark   May 22, 2011 at 5:28PM
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Neuroticats

Really? I thought planting seeds was the hardest way to grow something. Maybe I'm thinking of "one of the SLOWEST ways..." Oh well, shows you what I know.

Yes, this is a smallish plant that we picked up from a nearby nursery. It was doing so beautifully at first, growing and seemingly hardy, but the last few days it's turned colors. I'm wondering if it's not over-watered. The herb bed gets a couple of minutes of automated sprinkler 3 times a week and sits in 1/2 and 1/2 sun/shade here in Los Angeles.

Thanks for your speedy reply!

    Bookmark   May 22, 2011 at 6:06PM
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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

Some herbs are hard to grow from seed. Dill is not one of those. If you search through back posts here, you will see that direct sowing seed is the suggested method for growing both dill and cilantro.

There may be other issues. I can't say for certain. But I would suspect the lavender and some of the other herbs you have to have overwatering issues before a dill.

FataMorgana

    Bookmark   May 23, 2011 at 7:29AM
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EnjoyHerbalGardening

Dill- easier to grow from seeds. Dill plants often go into shock when transplanting. Get some seeds, plant it, watch it grow! Have fun!

    Bookmark   May 25, 2011 at 9:58AM
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