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Delightful Dill

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Welcome to the delightful world of dill! Light and feathery leaves topped with lacy, umbrella-shaped heads—dill is a delightful presence in the garden. An annual that readily reseeds itself, this herb is beloved by people around the world and brings a delicate, but…  READ MORE right arrow
Norann Oleson, Editorial Director of Food Gardening Network
Ah, the distinctive aroma and flavor of dill. Grassy with a hint of anise and caraway, dill is a favorite herb in salads, soups, and stews, pairing with seafood, as a garnish, and when preserving garden vegetables, such as cucumbers (dill pickles) and beans (dilly…  READ MORE right arrow
Fresh dill on a cutting board


Dill in the garden
Dill plant varieties have many similarities, but there are some differences to consider. Some types have greenish-blue vs. green leaves, some varieties have more brilliant flowers and seed heads, and some smell and taste stronger than others.   READ MORE right arrow
Dill growing in open ground
Like most produce, dill loves sunshine and moist, well-draining soil. Dill is not particularly picky about the quality of its soil, as long as it has a pH that averages about 6.5 and organic matter or compost tea is added periodically.  READ MORE right arrow

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