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About This Plant...
Genus and species:Anethum graveolens
Height and width:36 inches high; 24 inches wide
Location and soil:sun; rich, moist soil; will grow indoors
Uses:leaves, fresh and dried, and seeds in soups, stews and sauces; fish and egg recipes; pickles, salads, and vegetables
Time needed to reach transplant size:does not transplant well
When to transplant to garden:
When to sow outdoors:4-5 weeks before last spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time:21-25 days
Germination temp.:60-70 degrees F.
Days to maturity:70 days
Spacing between plants:12 inches
Spacing between rows:24 inches
Harvest:pick fresh leaves before flowering; for drying, place leaves on a wire rack in a cool, shady place; when seeds are mature, dry the flower heads in the sun, then shake out the seeds and store in an airtight jar