What's Growing


Anethum graveolens

Dill grows tall with a fine, feather-like foliage and is a part of the celery family, Apiaceae. The herb’s colors can range from a dark-green to a blue-green. In the summer, dill can produce large, flat clusters of yellow flowers that can be harvested for culinary use. The whole plant is very aromatic and produces branching stems to fiber-like leaves that create an open cone shape.


Dill can be harvested once the leaves develop in about 8 weeks after planting. To harvest, cut leaves next to the stem (the growth point at which the leaves meet the main stem). For peak quality, harvest dill as flower heads are just about to open. Be sure not to take more than a third of the plant at a time to ensure regrowing.


Dill has many culinary uses such as garnishing and pickling. It is often used to aid in digestion, but can even be used as fragrance in soaps or cosmetics.