Dill is an easy-going herb that can double as a spice. Cool-weather annual can brighten up nearly any homecooked meal, so having a fresh supply is a must in any kitchen garden. Whether you plant dill for its leaves, seeds or as an ornamental, this aromatic plant is a delight in the garden and the kitchen.
Dill is a complex, mild and warm flavour when its feathery leaves are used. When tasted initially, it will take on a sweet flavour however it will develop into a sour, clean taste over time.
Specifications of Dill:
|Scientific Name||Anethum Graveolens|
|Height||2 to 4 feet tall|
|Temperature||60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit|
|Sun Exposure||At least six to eight hours of direct sunlight daily|
|Soil Moist||Moist but well-drained|
Health Benefits of Dill:
- Rich In Antioxidants
- Good For Heart Health
- Lower The Risk Of Diabetes
- It Has Antibacterial Properties
- Boosts Bone Health
- Improves Digestive Health
- Helps With Reproductive Health
Planting and Care:
- Dill leaves can be harvested at any time they are available, as soon as the plants have a minimum of 4 to 5 leaves. Pinch off the leaves or cut them off with scissors.
- Picking the leaves regularly will help to keep plants producing lots of fresh leaves and delay flowering. They can be used fresh or frozen or dried for used over winter.
- It may be necessary to keep the soil moist by watering regularly, especially during prolonged dry periods in summer, but don’t over water and allow plants to sit in very wet soil or compost.