Seeds and foliage can be used to flavour foods and are especially important in the flavouring of vinegar and pickles. Dill is regularly used in gardens as a quick growing attractant for beneficial insects such as lace wings, lady bugs, hover flies and parasitic wasps as well as a food source for butterflies and other pollinators. This pretty annual herb grows to 90 cm (3′) in height.
How to Grow
720 seed/gram. Sow seed outdoors in mid to late May, then every two weeks through to the end of June. Dill is a low maintenance plant & prolific grower — all you really need to do is provide water when necessary. Lightly feed with a general-purpose fertilizer as too much can adversely affect the production of the essential oils responsible for flavour and aroma. Dill is grown for its leaves and seeds.