Succession Dill Seed Planting

Posted on Jul 2 2010 - 3:05am by Mike Lieberman

The dill seeds were planted sometime in the beginning of June. To make sure that I continually have dill available to be I did some succession planting of more seeds.

Succession planting is when you plant seeds in a way that you continually have a fresh crop available. Once one crop is harvested, there is another growing right behind it.

This is great for small space gardening. I never did it on my fire escape garden, but am trying it for the first time on my balcony garden.

Initially there were two rows of dill seeds planted. Now there are four seeds that have sprouted. For some reason, it’s the seeds that were planted in the corners. The ones in the middle have yet to sprout.

For this succession planting, two more rows of dill seeds were planted in between the initial two. I’m hoping that this will provide me with plenty of fresh dill throughout the coming months.


4 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Matti July 2, 2010 at 5:57 pm -

    Excellent work. Funny, we just sowed some about 3 weeks ago to, along with some lettuce. It took about 2 weeks to germinate and I was able ready to give up on it and use the space for something better. Good success on your crop. Matti

  2. Mike Lieberman July 2, 2010 at 8:15 pm -

    Nice. Like Jimmy V said, “Never give up!”

  3. Fern @ Life on the Balcony July 5, 2010 at 7:55 am -

    I suspect the seeds closer to the edge of the pot germinated first because the soil along the edges of a plastic pot is often more moist than in the center of the pot.

  4. Mike Lieberman July 5, 2010 at 10:26 pm -

    Ahhh thanks for the great insight as always.

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