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Dill - Anethum graveolens - 2010 Herb of the Year!

Celebrate this year’s Herb of the Year ~ Dill!
Dill is a member of the parsley family. It's similar to Fennel, and is an annual plant that grows to a height of approx. 4 feet tall. It's a strong smelling plant with yellow flowers that develop those lovely fruiting umbels.
Dill grows well in a sunny spot with well drained organic soil. Any soil suitable for growing vegetables will be just perfect.
Dill's common use is for flavoring pickles and for it's preserving properties with fruit and vegetables. The leaves make a great garnish, chopped onto meats and veg dishes.

The variety of dill that I offer is called `Bouquet''.
The seeds are planted ¼ - ½ inch deep and thinned to about one plant every 12 inches. The seedlings can be transplanted if one is careful, so they can be started indoors in Spring before the last frost. Bouquet matures in about 60 days.

When harvesting seeds from Dill, hang the cut stems upside down in bundles with paper bags tied over the flower heads. Make sure to leave some dill flowers on to get a constant supply of the seeds!
Recommended Temperature Zone: USDA: 5-10. Frost Tolerance: Hardy to -20°F (-29°C)

Happy Gardening : )
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Comments:

I just wanted to get in on the excitement of the herb of the year. I to love dill and I'm thrilled to see it get the attention it deserves.

I grow it for it's flavor as well as its presence in the ornamental garden. It really is a beautiful plant.

Thanks for sharing!

Jessica

Posted by Jessica-Morgan Botanicals on January 29, 2010 at 01:25 PM PST #

Hello Jessica,
Thanks very much for commenting! You're so right. It is wonderful just as an ornamental as well. So many uses!
All the best,
Karen

Posted by Karen on January 29, 2010 at 04:54 PM PST #

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