Dill Seeds - Bouquet
- Seed Count: 350 Seeds
- Maturity Date: Approximately 45-55 days from planting
- Plant Type: Annual herb, known for its aromatic and flavorful qualities
- Growth Habit: Bouquet Dill grows upright with feathery, delicate foliage, reaching a height of 24 to 36 inches
- Ideal Conditions: Prefers full sun exposure and well-drained, fertile soil for optimal growth
- Planting Instructions: Sow seeds directly into the ground, 1/4 inch deep, in rows spaced 18 inches apart
- Culinary Uses: Widely used in pickling, and also in salads, sauces, and to flavor fish and vegetables
- Special Features: Attracts beneficial insects like butterflies and bees, and its fragrant leaves and seeds are a delight in any garden
History: Bouquet Dill is an herb with a rich history, tracing its origins back to the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome. It was highly valued for its medicinal properties and was also believed to hold magical powers. Over the centuries, dill has been a staple in European and Asian cuisines. It was introduced to North America by early settlers and quickly became popular for its culinary versatility and ease of cultivation. The name 'dill' is derived from an old Norse word, 'dylla,' meaning to soothe, reflecting its traditional use as a digestive aid.
Uses: Dill's culinary uses are extensive, making it a favorite among chefs and home cooks. The leaves, known as dill weed, are often used fresh to add a distinct flavor to salads, yogurts, soups, and fish dishes. Dill seeds are a key ingredient in pickling, imparting a tangy flavor to cucumbers, beets, and other vegetables. Dill is also used in bread, vinegars, and as a seasoning in various dishes. Its feathery leaves can be a visually appealing garnish, adding both color and flavor to plates.
Growth Habit & Planting Instructions: To grow Bouquet Dill successfully, select a sunny spot as dill loves the sun. It thrives in well-drained, fertile soil. Sowing the seeds directly into the ground is recommended, as dill doesn't transplant well. Plant the seeds about 1/4 inch deep and space them 18 inches apart, allowing room for the plant to bush out. Dill is relatively low-maintenance but benefits from regular watering, especially during dry periods. It's generally resistant to pests and diseases, although it can attract certain beneficial insects like butterflies and bees, making it a valuable addition to any eco-friendly garden. As it grows, dill can also serve as a support plant for cucumbers or other vine plants, adding structure and diversity to your garden layout.