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About This Plant...
Family: Umbelliferae
Genus and species: Anethum graveolens
Plant type: annual
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
Propagation methods: seeds
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: does not transplant well
When to transplant to garden:
Outdoor Sowing...
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
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 12 inches
Spacing between rows: 24 inches
Growing On...
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
Growing tips: seeds need light to germinate

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