Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Easy from Seed - Dill

Dill grows lush and tall in the right conditions
cool air with plenty of moisture. Dill Leaf is often referred to as Dill Weed.  Fresh flavors can be enjoyed with fish, potatoes, cucumbers, dips, omelets, and many other foods. And the difference between fresh and dried dill is like night and day! Dill seed is ideal for pickling. It is best sown in the ground, rather than in a container, its flowers make a beautiful addition to the garden. 




When to start: Sow repeatedly starting in mid-spring, and again in late summer.

Where to plant: Plant in full sun or part shade, in fertile soil.

Planting depth: Cover seeds with ¼ inch of soil.

Care: Provide consistent moisture.

Harvesting: When the plant is a foot in height or taller, cut it down to about 2 inches. If the weather
remains cool it will send up new growth.

Hint:  Dill Flowers stand quite tall and add a pretty chartreuse color to the garden, they also attract beneficial insects.


Angela McRae said...

I do love dill and need to give this a try!

Marilyn Miller said...

Dill is good too! It must be about planting time or at least time to plan.