My Dill keeps dying!

ProudIrish(8)May 20, 2011

I have planted three dill plants in containers and they all keep dying. They do well for the first few days and then they start wilting and turn brown. Please tell me what I am doing wrong. Any help is appreciated.

Thank you.

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

We really can't help you with the information you've provided. The usual problems would be over- or under-watering, too little or too much light, problems with the potting medium consistency or ingredients, over fertilization, unchecked insect and/or disease issues.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2011 at 4:42AM
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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

I'll take a guess here - you planted dill plants? Try direct sowing seed for better results.

FataMorgana

    Bookmark   May 21, 2011 at 8:59PM
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bricore(35131)

How warm is it where you are at? The heat will make Dill set seed and die.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2011 at 8:46AM
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natal(Louisiana 8b)

Agree with Fata. Dill has a long tap root and doesn't like to be transplanted. Buy a pack of seeds.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2011 at 4:37PM
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EnjoyHerbalGardening

Also, "you are planting in pots" are you removing the dirt and the plant after it died, or just the plant itself. Dont give up, empty your container completely...soil and plant....refill with new fresh soil, get you some seeds, be patient, and watch it grow. Have FUN!

    Bookmark   May 25, 2011 at 10:02AM
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