Tips for growing and using dill

Most people associate the herb dill, with a jar full of dill pickles. If you love the flavor of dill, you’ll want to try growing your own so you always have it on hand. Growing your own dill is easy, just take a look below at some helpful tips to get you started. This is a fun and functional herb that is easy to enjoy and even easier to use!

How to plant and care for dill:

  • Plant dill in the early summer when temperatures have reached at least 70 degrees.
  • Plant your dill plants a good 12-18 inches apart from each other.
  • Dill pairs well when planted next to cabbage, so if you are growing cabbage they make great companion plants.
  • Water frequently, daily if the weather is especially hot and dry.
  • Remove any yellowing or dry, dead foliage as soon as it appears.
  • Take care to protect the delicate plants from strong wind or heavy foot traffic.

Once you have grown a healthy harvest of dill, you’ll want to use it! Dill can be used in a variety of ways around your home and yard. Let’s take a look at some of those ways below:

How to use dill:

  • Add some fresh dill to your fish before baking.
  • Add dill to your assorted oils and vinegars for extra flavor.
  • Pickle your own vegetables adding dill for extra zest.
  • Pep up your salads and dips when you add some fresh dill.
  • Plant dill in your flower beds to attract bugs that would eat harmful pests.
  • Add some dill to your potato salad to make it a crowd favorite.
  • Dill adds unique flavor to soups, marinades, and stews.

Dill is a fun herb that can be used and enjoyed in so many ways. Try growing your own batch of it this growing season so you have plenty on hand for all of these ideas. You will be so glad you did!