The leaves and seeds of dill are aromatic and are used to flavour many foods including soups, salads, breads, party dips, fish dishes, and of course pickles (where the dill flower is sometimes used). Dill is best when used fresh, as it loses its flavor rapidly if dried. However, freeze-dried dill leaves retain their flavour relatively well for a few months.
Growing Healthy Plants
This herb’s main requirement is well-draining soil, with a slightly acidic pH of 5.6 to 6.5. If you are working with clay soil, work some compost into it, or consider growing in a raised bed or in containers.
|Soil Type||loamy, well-draining soil|
|Soil PH||Slightly acidic|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Harvest Time||Any time during the growing season|