Dill (Top)

Dill, (Anthum Graveolens), is native to the Mediterranean area and southern Russia. Dill is a hardy annual, and sometimes is grown as a biennial. Dill is commonly used as a seasoning for soups, fish, and pickles. Its aromatic leaves, seeds, flowers, and stems can also be used to flavour cabbage, vinegars, butter, apple pie, cakes, and bread. Dill should be direct-seeded in spring about 10 inches apart. Since dill has long tap roots, it should not be transplanted. Fresh leaves should be harvested before flowering begins. Harvest seeds as soon as seed heads are brown and dry.