Home     Flowers     Vegetables    Herbs     Bulbs    Fruit    Organic     Trees 'n Shrubs     How to Grow     Plant Problems      Houseplants    

All About Your Favorite Herb Plants:

Chinese Parsley
Saint John's Wort

How to Dry Herbs

Sister Sites:
Gardener's Net

Pumpkin Nook

Holiday Insights

How to Grow Dill or Dill Weed

Tree Branch

Annual, Antethum Graveolens

Dill herb is most commonly used for pickling. But, gardeners grow dill herb for many other uses. It's very common in the herb garden. It is also called "Dill Weed". As a tall herb, you often find this attractive plant adorning the back of the garden.

Dill plants are members of the Parsley family, and are native to southwest Asia. Plants grow from 18 to 42 inches.

Common varieties include:

  • Bouquet

  • Mammoth

  • Fernleaf

Tree Branch

How to Grow Dill Plants:

Dill is an easy to grow, low maintenance plant. Grow plants in full sun. Plants do well in average, well draining soil. They tolerate dry soil conditions.

Dill are grown from seed. Directly sow seeds into your garden in the spring. Sow seeds early in the season, and cover lightly with soil. Space seedlings or thin plants to 9" apart, in rows 12 inches apart.

Add a general purpose fertilizer once or twice a season.

Water plants during dry periods, once or twice per week.

Harvest  young, tender leaves for the best flavor. Harvest flower heads after seeds have formed, and the flower head has died. Tie a group of stems together and hang upside down to dry. Make sure to have a container or bag under them to catch seed. Once they are dry, shake out the remaining seeds. More information on harvesting and drying herbs.

Tree Branch

Uses for Dill Herb:

Dill has a refreshing aroma and delicious tang, either fresh or dried. Snip fresh leaves into soups and salads. Dill is very popular in cucumber dishes, dips and sour cream, fish, and vinegarettes.

The seeds are a must for homemade pickling.

Dill tea is used to control flatulence. Make the tea by adding 1-2 teaspoons of dried seeds to boiling water. Let it steep for several minutes.

Chewing a few Dill seeds will freshen your breath.

Dill has also been used for colic in children.

Tree Branch



Shop For:

Garden Seeds & Supplies

Cell Phones
Clothing - Fashions
Electronic Best Sellers



Flowers Bulbs Houseplants
How To Grow Vegetables Tomato Mania Shade Gardens
Plant Problems Herbs Roses
Organic Gardening Trees 'N Shrubs Fruit  

Copyright © Premier Star Company