Dill is easily grown from seed sown in the
garden in spring after all danger of frost has
passed. Sow the seed where you want it to grow as it
is difficult to transplant. Stake tall plants.
For best results, pick leaves just as
flowers open. Pick seeds when they are flat and
Both the leaves and seeds of dill are
popular for flavoring pickles, sauerkraut, and beet
dishes. It can be combined with garlic and pepper to
produce a highly flavored Mediterranean or East
European pork roast (often cooked over a spit
outdoors). The seeds yield a fragrant oil.
"Adapted from publication NE-208,
produced by the Cooperative Extension Services of
the Northeast States."