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Post  llama momma 7/12/2016, 11:50 am

Been hanging most of the dill in the pantry to dry.  Wonder how other dry theirs?

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Post  countrynaturals 7/12/2016, 12:08 pm

Oops! Embarassed This is my first year. I thought we just waited for the blossoms to dry out, then collect the seeds. Shocked I will be watching to see what everyone else does. Thanks for posting this question.  Drying Dill 3170584802
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Post  llama momma 7/12/2016, 12:21 pm

Hi CountryN
You can do that and use the seeds.  I dry and store the leaves for recipes.  I think people use the flower heads fresh before it fully flowers and add to pickles.  I really don't know what to do with dry flower heads, maybe I'm doing it wrong.  Hope someone else chimes in.
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Post  countrynaturals 7/12/2016, 12:44 pm

WOW! I didn't know dill was a biennial.  Very Happy Not only that, but it will self-seed happily, so I now have a permanent dill patch.  cheers Turns out hubby wanted the leaves, not the seeds, and they should have been harvested before the plant started to bloom (too late now). Since he has enough store-bought dill to get him through until next summer, I will just leave my dill plant alone and let her become the matriarch of her little corner of the garden.

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Post  camprn 7/12/2016, 12:54 pm

Dill is an annual where I am and I can usually get two generations in a season.

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Post  countrynaturals 7/12/2016, 12:58 pm

camprn wrote:Dill is an annual where I am and I can usually get two generations in a season.
If it goes to seed there, do you get new babies in that spot the next year?
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Post  donnainzone5 7/13/2016, 12:30 pm

Yes, indeed.  In fact, I have several baby dill plants that migrated from seed that blew into the next box, and even as far as the area near my front door!  That's probably around 20 feet!  One of those plants (in MM) is really thriving.
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Post  AtlantaMarie 7/13/2016, 2:26 pm

Of course it is! It has well-mixed MM to grow in... :-)
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Post  camprn 7/13/2016, 7:07 pm

countrynaturals wrote:
camprn wrote:Dill is an annual where I am and I can usually get two generations in a season.
If it goes to seed there, do you get new babies in that spot the next year?
The same year.
And the next year. 
It's a weed.

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Post  countrynaturals 7/13/2016, 8:11 pm

camprn wrote:
countrynaturals wrote:
camprn wrote:Dill is an annual where I am and I can usually get two generations in a season.
If it goes to seed there, do you get new babies in that spot the next year?
The same year.
And the next year. 
It's a weed.
I just told my dill plant she was to be a matriarch. I won't mention what you just called her. Shocked Mad
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Post  camprn 7/14/2016, 9:44 am

countrynaturals wrote:
camprn wrote:
countrynaturals wrote:
camprn wrote:Dill is an annual where I am and I can usually get two generations in a season.
If it goes to seed there, do you get new babies in that spot the next year?
The same year.
And the next year. 
It's a weed.
I just told my dill plant she was to be a matriarch. I won't mention what you just called her. Shocked Mad
Pickle season is here. After canning is done all this dill is coming g out for late season crops.

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Post  countrynaturals 7/14/2016, 11:07 am

We don't can, but Hubby uses a little dill in some of his cooking creations (I only go in the kitchen to do dishes and grab a snack). Our one little dill plant is plenty for our needs. If she makes babies this year, I'll bring some in to overwinter in the house and leave the momma in the garden. If it's a mild winter, maybe she'lll make it outside. If not, her babies should carry on for next year. Cool
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