In hot weather, dill may go to seed quickly. Dill will grow in most types of soil, though it prefers well-drained, slightly acidic soil. In order for i… Oddly enough, around that same time, a family friend brought some cuttings of dill from her garden, where it apparently grows profusely. If you wish to plant dill in a container, choose one at least 12 inches deep because it grows with a penetrating taproot. The roots grew nicely within a week, and I potted the plants and was satisfied to see them grow steadily. //