Dill Abundant-leaved got its name deservedly. The aromatic culture is unpretentious to growing conditions, besides, it pleases with a large harvest. When planting even a minimal amount of seeds, it will turn out to make a good supply for the winter.
Description of the variety of dill Abundant
Dill Abundant - medium early variety. The bush is powerful. The rosette is upright, slightly spreading. The foliage is large, deep green with a waxy bloom. The length of the shoots is 28-36 cm. The form is strongly dissected. The greens are juicy, tender. Differs in slow stem formation. Also, the variety has late inflorescences. Umbrella is medium-sized, convex.
The plant has a strong aroma. It is used for salting, freezing, drying, seasoning and preservation. Young sprouts are consumed freshly harvested.
Important! For the abundant dill variety, multiple crops are used in spring and summer. The interval between plantings is 10-14 days.
The full cycle from planting to harvesting of dill of the Obilnolistny variety is 35-40 days. The first shoots appear 10-14 days after sowing the seeds. Blooms for 70 days.
One plant can collect 20-25 g of greens. Productivity 3-3.5 kg per 1 sq. m. The volume of collected greenery can be affected by untimely, poor watering and heat. With a lack of moisture, especially in summer, growth slows down, shoots turn yellow. Cold weather will also negatively affect the growth of the aromatic herb. If the soil has not completely warmed up, you will not have to rely on fast pecking of the seeds.
Dill variety Abundant-leaved is a moisture-loving plant. Therefore, it is difficult to tolerate periods of drought. Doesn't like even minor frosts. Young shoots turn black, immediately fade. However, disease resistance is high.
Advantages and disadvantages
Photo of dill variety Abundant leaves gives a visual representation of the plant. Reviews of experienced gardeners will help to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the herbaceous culture.
- juicy and aromatic greens;
- universal application;
- long term storage;
- undemanding in the growing process;
- good yield.
Minus - frost intolerance. Even a slight drop in temperature can cause the death of an entire plantation.
Advice! It is recommended to cover the beds with polyethylene at night in order to preserve the harvest.
Dill of the Abundant-leaved variety is sown directly into the open ground. Well-lit beds are suitable for planting. The spice can coexist with any garden crops, except for celery. It is undesirable to plant next to this vegetable.
Seed germination occurs at a temperature of + 3 ° C. However, knowledgeable summer residents claim that the maximum plant growth is possible only at + 16-18 ° C. Prefers light loamy, sandy loam, neutral soils. Strongly does not accept an acidic environment. The selected area is pre-fertilized with manure, superphosphate, potassium salt.
The description indicates that sowing dill of the Abundant-leaved variety is necessary in April-May, when the soil warms up to the desired temperature. They are sown on moistened beds without embedding, but with the obligatory mulching with a layer of peat of 2 cm. The distance between the seeds is 5 cm, the immersion depth is 2 cm. It is optimal to sow dill Abundant-leaved in rows, so that later it would be easy to thin it out. To get early greens, the spice can be planted before winter.
Advice! To speed up the germination of seeds, they must be soaked in an ash solution and left for 48 hours.
Growing Dill Abundant
It is easy to grow dill of the Abundant-leaved variety with minimal labor costs.
- It is necessary to thin out the rows as soon as the seedlings grow. Space is needed for full development.
- The distance between plants is at least 5 cm.
- Permanently remove weeds that drown out young greens.
- Be sure to carry out water procedures. Watering the Abundant-leaved dill is necessary every or every other day, depending on weather conditions.
- If there is a possibility of night frost, it is better to cover the greens with foil. Even a slight decrease in temperature can lead to crop loss.
Advice! To get abundant dill already in April or May, you need to sow it in a greenhouse with heating.
Diseases and pests
Dill of the Abundant-leaved variety rarely gets sick, but ailments still occur. Possible diseases of the aromatic plant:
- powdery mildew;
- fusarium wilting;
It does not recommend the use of chemicals due to the use of fresh dill. It is advisable to carry out preventive treatment of the planting material. To prevent the occurrence of diseases, dill seeds of the Abundant-leaved variety are soaked in warm water or disinfected with a solution of potassium permanganate. Such activities will minimize the risks of infection.
Dill Abundant - medium early variety. Suitable for outdoor cultivation. You can grow at home on a windowsill so that in winter there is greenery on the table. If you don't want to mess around or there is no opportunity for indoor cultivation, it is harvested for future use. One has only to dry, freeze or salt the fragrant plant.
Reviews of dill Abundant
Albina Stepanovna, 66 years old, Gus Khrustalny
I sow this particular variety for several seasons in a row. Good, fluffy shoots are obtained. We grow not for sale, only for ourselves. Therefore, I sow several rows, one package of seeds is enough. It sprouts amicably. Every time you have to break through, although it's a pity. Try to sprinkle the seeds as rarely as possible so that you do not have to thin out later. The aroma is intense.
Yulia Andreevna, 45 years old, Volgograd
We plant dill in mid-April and then cover it with foil. The main thing is that the earth warms up, otherwise it can rise in the summer. Warm weather is the key to a good harvest for Abundant-leaved dill. I love the variety for its dark green foliage, pleasant aroma, wonderful taste. For the winter, I usually dry and freeze. Dry greens have a brighter smell, so I use them for seasoning meat.