HERB-DILL-1-3Regular price $4.00
Dill is such a great herb to serve with fish or new potatoes, as it has a lovely citrusy flavour, with a hint of anise. It is also a standout companion plant - perfect for attracting bees and deterring pests in the vegetable garden.
Urban Bounty Dill plants come in a 9.5cm pot.
What is Dill?
Dill is a mid-sized perennial herb with delicate feathery fronds. It is suitable for a courtyard, a large deep pot but can grow between 60cm and 1.2 metres high in the open garden. It can be mass planted to great effect in an elegant or cottage garden scheme.
Culinary Uses - Dill
Dill has a tangy, lemony taste with hints of anise. The whole or crushed seeds can be used in bread or scattered over vegetable dishes. You can also use them in a vinaigrette or salad dressing, or in a pickle. The leaves of this herb can be used in soups and stews like bay leaves. They pair well with potatoes, so try adding them the cooking water when boiling your spuds.
Growing Conditions - Dill
Ideally plant Dill in spring or early summer (after the last frost). In warmer regions you can also plant it in autumn and winter. Lettuce, onion, cabbage, sweet corn and cucumbers are good companions for dill, but don't plant tomatoes, fennel and coriander nearby. Dill helps keep cabbage moths under control when planted amongst brassicas.
This easy care seedling loves free-draining sandy loam and full sunlight - part shade. It is fairly hardy once established and will weather a little wind, a frost and drought. Garden-grown Dill doesn't need much water, but potted Dill needs weekly watering. Don't feed too much as it will lead to less flavourful Dill!