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Dill (Anethum graveolens)

By Hervé , on July 26, 2021 , updated on July 26, 2021 - 11 minutes to read
Dill (Anethum graveolens)

Where to plant dill?

Dill absorbs all the soil even though it thrives in humus-rich, cool, but well-drained soil. Incorporating dill is best done in sunny weather.

When is the dill dill? Transplanting when the young shoots shoot from 4 to 5 leaves, it is important to choose very resistant plants.

Grow dill in the ground in good grass and soil. Prefer sunset. Dill does not like to be transplanted, so sow it directly after the frost and plant it out, leaving 20 cm between each dill plant.

Sowing dill successfully

  • Appear. Place the dill in a warm place during the day. ...
  • Fail. It enjoys fertile land, well and has acquired priority for many arid countries.
  • Grow. It is planted in April-May, 1 cm deep, in rows 30 cm apart.
  • A good marriage.

When to transplant dill?

The plant is sown from April to July directly into the soil.

Dill requires well-drained soil:

  • Work the soil deeply with the claw.
  • Filter the soil over 3 cm with a rake.
  • Draw a line along the line, then press down with the back of the rake.
  • Plant a seed so as not to loosen the youngsters after the shoot.

Dill differs from fennel in that it has a sweet, slightly fragrant blue colour and, above all, in that it is not a year old, but a year old: it must therefore be replanted every year.

When to harvest dill?

  • Harvesting of dill leaves can begin two months after planting and can then be done as needed. ...
  • The harvest of dill fruits begins 5-6 months after sowing, in early autumn (September-October), when they turn dark brown.

Is dill perennial?

Be careful with dill. Cut the leaves before they bloom. They are used to flavour salads, sauces and marinades. You can also eat small amounts of the fruits that appear in late spring to taste your food or combine them with fleur de sel.

Dill is a robust and attractive herb that can be grown alone in temperate regions. In colder regions, it is best to plant dill every year as it is a cold-averse plant.

When is the dill dill? Transplanting when the young shoots shoot from 4 to 5 leaves, it is important to choose very resistant plants.

Does dill suffer from frost?

Dill differs from fennel in that it has a sweet, slightly fragrant blue colour and, above all, in that it is not a year old, but a year old: it must therefore be replanted every year.

Be careful with dill. Cut the leaves before they bloom. They are used to flavour salads, sauces and marinades. You can also eat small amounts of the fruits that appear in late spring to taste your food or combine them with fleur de sel.

Dill needs light and warmth. Avoid areas exposed to wind or windy conditions. At the same time, dill is afraid of hot, white waves that accelerate the growth of the seeds. To cultivate in a luminous place in the north of the Loire and in the shade in the south of France.

Dill is an annual plant that can grow to more than a metre in height and can withstand temperatures between -5°C and -10°C.

 

What does dill smell like?

Dill belongs to the Apiaceae family and is often called the false anise or fennel of the genus. The taste of dill is unique, as no other spice manages to combine its refreshing ingredients with a mixture of aniseed and fragrant flavours.

Dill leaves are cut. They are very similar to the common fennel as mentioned above (Foeniculum vulgare). Dill is easily identified by crushing its leaves, due to its aroma which some people find unpleasant.

Dill has many health benefits. The herbs have antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, gastroprotective, anticonvulsant and diuretic effects. It also promotes gastric and salivary secretion.

The fennel bastard because of its taste of saffron wood which reminds the taste of fennel.

What does dill taste like?

Cilantro with Thai basil or sweet parsley. Chervil with mint. Dill with sorrel or chives.

Dill consumption: Used to make simple soups, mayonnaise or remoulade, but also chicken or bacon, fish. It is also suitable for vegetables such as cucumbers, courgettes and beans.

Dill has many health benefits. The herbs have antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, gastroprotective, anticonvulsant and diuretic effects. It also promotes gastric and salivary secretion.

Remove the leaves one by one from each branch by tapping them properly with your finger on the stem. Place them in the cul-de-poule. Strain the contents of the bowl through a sieve. Place the dill leaves in a bowl and dry thoroughly.

How to pick dill?

We start harvesting the leaves two months after sowing by cutting the tree flush with the ground and when you need it. The seeds will be harvested two weeks after flowering by cutting the umbilical cord that we have suspended over the fabric to facilitate drying.

Harvesting of dill fruits begins 5-6 months after sowing, in early fall (September-October), when they turn dark brown. Do not go for less than your full potential.

What is the difference between dill and fennel?

Dill leaves are cut. They are very similar to the common fennel as mentioned above (Foeniculum vulgare). Dill is easily identified by crushing its leaves, due to its aroma which some people find unpleasant.

Family, origin, use of dirty work or dirt. This plant belongs to the main family of umbellifers or apiaceae. The most appreciated herbs are parsley, chervil, carrot, angelica, fennel, dill...

Fennel can be eaten raw, but should be thinly sliced or grated. Steamed, it will only take 10 to 15 minutes to develop a slightly softer texture.

The leaves of the dill are long, wiry, well-cut, and the seeds are umbellated. Dill is an annual plant that can grow to more than a metre in height and can withstand temperatures between -5°C and -10°C.

How to cut dill so that it grows back?

Be careful with dill. Cut the leaves before they bloom. They are used to flavour salads, sauces and marinades. You can also eat small amounts of the fruits that appear in late spring to taste your food or combine them with fleur de sel.

Harvesting of dill fruits begins 5-6 months after sowing, in early fall (September-October), when they turn dark brown. Do not go for less than your full potential.

Dill differs from fennel in that it has a sweet, slightly fragrant blue colour and, above all, in that it is not a year old, but a year old: it must therefore be replanted every year.

Note, however, that too little water can cause the seed to sprout faster than expected. This seed germination usually takes place from August to October, so you can return the seeds at that time.

When and how to harvest dill?

We start harvesting the leaves two months after sowing by cutting the tree flush with the ground and when you need it. The seeds will be harvested two weeks after flowering by cutting the umbilical cord that we have suspended over the fabric to facilitate drying.

Be careful with dill. Cut the leaves before they bloom. They are used to flavour salads, sauces and marinades. You can also eat small amounts of the fruits that appear in late spring to taste your food or combine them with fleur de sel.

Hang the bunch in a dry, well-ventilated place in the hallway or in your closet. Allow the dill to dry for 2 weeks Harvest the dried dill leaves when you can grind them. Separate the dried flowers and leaves by hand.

Dill differs from fennel in that it has a sweet, slightly fragrant blue colour and, above all, in that it is not a year old, but a year old: it must therefore be replanted every year.

How to dry fresh dill?

Freeze in jars or bags

  • Wash the leaves and dry with a paper towel.
  • Chop well.
  • Divide the leaves, loose, into jars or freezer glasses.
  • Find out the date of each.
  • Place in freezer.

Hang the bunch in a dry, well-ventilated place in the hallway or in your closet. Allow the dill to dry for 2 weeks Harvest the dried dill leaves when you can grind them. Separate the dried flowers and leaves by hand.

It is also possible to dry them, in this case, take them before flowering and do not dry them during the day. After harvesting, the seeds should be dried in the shade and stored in airtight containers.

Place the leaves in a shallow basket or fold them into small pieces. Then show them directly to the sun for a few days. Check them daily or once a day until they are dry.

Why is my dill mounted?

Be careful with dill. Cut the leaves before they bloom. They are used to flavour salads, sauces and marinades. You can also eat small amounts of the fruits that appear in late spring to taste your food or combine them with fleur de sel.

Drinking water is only important when the soil is dry and especially during drought or very hot weather. Lack of water can cause dill to appear early in the seed.

Water the seedlings a few hours before digging. Using a planter, gently pull the boys out of the ground. In the place where you want to plant dill, make holes of a few centimeters to install plants or buy minnets

Dill differs from fennel in that it has a sweet, slightly fragrant blue colour and, above all, in that it is not a year old, but a year old: it must therefore be replanted every year.

Why is my dill falling off?

Note, however, that too little water can cause the seed to sprout faster than expected. This seed germination usually takes place from August to October, so you can return the seeds at that time.

Be careful with dill. Cut the leaves before they bloom. They are used to flavour salads, sauces and marinades. You can also eat small amounts of the fruits that appear in late spring to taste your food or combine them with fleur de sel.

How to harvest dill? It is possible to harvest leaves, but also seeds of dill. If you do not have seeds, cut the rose as soon as it appears. Harvest the leaves during the flowering period (July to September), as this is when they taste best.

Dill is an annual plant that can grow to more than a metre in height and can withstand temperatures between -5°C and -10°C.

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