Growing your own dill weed is surprisingly easy. You can grow it from seed (which is inexpensive), you don’t have to wait for it to flower or harvest it. It tastes just like the stuff you buy in the store, but you can control how much of a hit your nostrils take by how much dill weed you use.
It’s also more economical than growing tomatoes. The amount of water and fertilizer needed for each tomato is enormous; if you have 50 plants they will all need the same amount of water and fertilizer every day. But once you have dill weed, it’s possible to get away with watering only when you really need it. The rest of the time the plants can be left alone in their little pots and risk not growing at all unless they are watered at some point, when no one is around.
You might worry that it’s difficult to keep the smell under control in a kitchen where someone will eat what you’ve been cooking all day, but I’ve found that a few hours’ exposure to strong air-purifying systems and a little practice are enough to make me hard to smell in my own home.
Dill weed is one of those things that most people think they need, but don’t really. You can buy it at a market or supermarket, but making your own is a lot more fun. When you plant it yourself, you know exactly what you’re getting, and you can be sure that it’s absolutely fresh.
Dill weed is also easy to grow. It doesn’t require any special soil or light (it grows in the shade), and it doesn’t need the same kind of weather conditions as cilantro (which needs warm sun and moist soil), so if you live somewhere that has rainy summers, you can grow dill all year round.
But with all these advantages, lots of people still don’t grow their own dill. Maybe they just don’t know how: I’ll explain how to do it here.
Why should you grow dill weed? Because if you can’t, how can you be sure that your food is free of dill weed?
Because it was a great idea long ago. From the beginning of human civilization, people have grown dill weed for its seeds, to make their own spice. For example, Caesar Augustus ate pickled vegetables (presumably including dill weed) for his meals. The Chinese emperor Shen Nung was said to have invented dill weed in 2300 B.C.E., and used it in medicine and as a medicine.
Dill Weed is one of my favorite herbs and I love to grow it. I’ve had my garden since I was a kid, and while I have made mistakes along the way, I have learned a lot! Dill Weed is easy to grow and doesn’t require much effort. It’s also very easy to identify. The smell of dill weed when you pull it from the soil can be amazing and unforgettable.
If you are like me and love dill weed then you will want to know how to grow it yourself. This post will teach you exactly how to do that at home!
Here’s what you will need:
A sunny spot for your dill. This might be in the back yard or on your porch if that’s where you hang out most of the time.
The dirt from your flowerbeds could work just as well but it has less flavor, so if you have access to another kind of soil then go ahead and use that instead.
Some seeds – You can buy them… or make your own! Here are a couple different ways to go about making some seeds: 1. Take some seeds, put them in a cup with some dirt, and let them sit for a week or so before planting your garden (maybe this is the
Growing Dill Weed from seed is one of the more frustrating things about gardening. It’s hard to get it to germinate, and once it does, it’s hard to keep it alive.
After several years of trying, I have finally found an easy way to grow dill plants with minimum fuss and maximum results. This method works for me, but I don’t know if it will work for you or not.
There are three steps in the process: preparing the soil, planting the seeds, and then waiting a long time. If you struggle with all three of these three steps, then you should probably give up on dill gardening.
Step One: Prepping the Soil
The first step is to prepare your soil so that your dill weed can grow in it. This means mixing in lots of organic matter into your soil; compost is best but bone meal or blood meal will do in a pinch. If you want to make sure that you are getting enough nitrogen then take a small handful of cottonseed meal (Amaranth?) and mix it into your soil with a shovel or trowel. Cottonseed meal has been proven to provide nitrogen for plant growth when used as a fertilizer.
Dill weed is a plant that you can grow in an ordinary pot. It looks like a tall, thin green cabbage. When it is three or four inches high, you cut the top off and pick the leaves off the stem, which withers and goes to seed. Then you plant the seeds in one of your best pots, just like any other seed-planting project, and wait for them to sprout. When they are about two inches high, you transplant them into another pot, with a little more room around them. You keep replanting them a little farther apart each time until they are about eighteen inches apart.
Then you water them daily for several weeks until they are about three or four inches tall. By then their root systems have spread through all the pots and they begin to put out side shoots, which you trim off with scissors as they appear.
When they get big enough to harvest (about three feet tall) they will all have grown up together in one clump. Then the whole clump goes into a box of soil and gets transplanted into its own bed in your yard or garden plot. You should get two bunches per square foot of garden plot (about twelve plants per square foot), so that you can cut dill
People have been growing dill and other herbs for as long as they have been farming. We are not talking about some primitive horticulture where you put the seed in the ground, and wait around for it to grow. We are talking about dill weed in the same way we talk about the difference between a garden that is tended and one that isn’t.
I am going to explain how to grow dill, but I will also explain how to grow all kinds of other herbs, from lemongrass to garlic chives. This lets you grow a little bit of everything, which makes things easier for you, since you are more likely to get what you need when you need it than if you just grow one kind of herb.
What is a good herb? A good herb has two things: taste and convenience. If it tastes good, it makes dinner better. If it’s easy to use, then it lets you use your time more intelligently; if it takes effort to prepare, then odds are that people won’t use it much because they don’t have the time or interest. A good herb also has to be something that people like growing themselves; otherwise they are not likely to bother with it in the first place.
We can think of