Herb Seeds -Bouquet Dill.Early to flower with large seed heads.
Excellent in pickles and used to flavor many other foods. Easy to grow.
Bouquet Dill (Anethum graveolens) umbels of delicate yellow-green flowers attract beneficial insects, from pest-eating wasps to colorful butterflies.
Approximate Dill Herb Seeds Per Ounce: 20,800
Organic Dill Bouquet Seeds
Plant a few extra to attract swallowtail butterflies to the garden!
Pick the leaves and harvest the seeds!
Dill combines the two flavors and smells of parsley and caraway into one herb! The cooling, aramatic foliage and seeds are used in a wide range of dishes, especially those with eggs, potatoes, fish, and pickling cucumbers.
Dill (Anethum Graveolens) - Grow Dill seeds for a great short-lived annual herb that has ferny foliage which is highly attractive and most delicate. The plant is surprisingly compact, making it ideal for growing in small containers, in the garden, or ideal for windowsills. It will grow to approximate 15 - 20 inches tall. It is very easy to grow from Dill herb seeds!
Dill Weed has a distinct taste that many people love. It's used in many dishes, breads, sauces, dips and spreads. Dill is also beneficial as its umbels of delicate yellow-green flowers attract beneficial insects, from pest-eating wasps to colorful butterflies. Black swallowtail butterfly larvae depend on Dill plants as a food source!
For Dill Weed, begin harvesting the fern-like leaves about 8 weeks after planting. Just pinch off the outer leaves close to the stem. They are most flavorful just when flower heads are opening. Dry the leaves on a screen in a cool, dry place and then freeze the dried leaves for the best flavor. To harvest the Dill seeds, cut the flower heads off when they are light brown in color and place them in a paper bag with air holes in the sides. Leave the flower heads in the bags for a few days and then shake the Dill seeds loose into the bag.
Historical records suggest that dill has been used for medicinal purposes for over 5,000 years; its primary use was to calm the digestion and treat stomach ailments, hence its name from an old Saxon word meaning "to lull." Ancient Greek tradition suggested covering the head with dill leaves to induce sleep, while many herbal remedies from ages past recommend dill to soothe colicky babies. Traditionally, dill was thought to bring good fortune, protection, and wealth. Though the origin of dill's famous association with the pickle is not known, an 1640 recipe from the cook of England's King Charles I requires dill in its pickled cucumbers. Today, German, Greek, and Scandinavian cuisine most often include dill.
Herb Botanical Name: Anethum graveolens
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Herb Duration: Annual
Days to Herb Maturity: 50
Herb Seeds Per Oz: 20800
Herb Height: 24â to 36â
Herb Spacing: 12 in to 15 in
Sow seeds indoors before last frost, or direct sow seeds outside after last frost. Plant seeds just under soil surface, and water.
How To Grow Dill Herb Seeds:
Sow Dill herb seeds directly outdoors into prepared soil. Sow the herb seeds in 3 successive plantings (early spring, June and July) to have a long harvest.
Fresh foliage can be harvested anytime until plant flowers. Cut leaves as close to stem as possible. Seeds should be harvested 2-3 weeks after flowering begins, after the flower heads have turned brown. Cut flower heads with stem and place in paper bag before seed becomes too mature and falls to the ground. Heads should be placed in bottom of bag and the top of the bag should be tied shut around the stems. Seeds will fall to the bottom of the bag. Store seeds in airtight glass herb jar.
Herb Seed Saving:
Allow seed heads to dry on plants; then remove heads, break them open, and collect seeds. Clean and dry the seeds before storage in cool dry conditions.
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