This herb is often succession-sown
in vegetable gardens-good companion to cabbages, and a major attractor of beneficial insects and butterflies.
Chopped leaves good in cheese spreads, dips, fish, salads; seeds used in pickles.
The name means "to soothe" and the seeds have long been used for colic and upset stomach, as well as relaxing and bringing on sleep.
BOTANICAL NAME: Anethum graveolens
Sow seed 8" apart directly into the garden after frost is past, as it transplants poorly. Plant in full sun to partial shade and in a well prepared soil. Do not cover deeply; needs light to germinate. Keep well watered and protected while growing. Dill reseeds easily. Do not plant near carrots. This is an annual that grows to a height of 30".
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION:
Annual/Height 30"/Spacing 8"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :Bee Friendly
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