Tuesday, April 5, 2016
D is for Dill
So this year, I'm finding little dill plants coming up all over the place! How does it get all the way over to the other side of the garden? Amazing. I'm pulling them up where I don't want them, because, like I said, these plants can get BIG. I've heard that they don't transplant well, but I've never had any problem planting the little starts that I buy at the nursery. They do grow well from direct seeding, though, so it's an easy plant to grow.
The leaves of dill are very good chopped finely, and I use it throughout the year in dips, potato salad, and on deviled eggs.
I love having herbs throughout the garden -- just touching the leaves and releasing their scent is an enjoyable experience. It's one of the favorite things we do with our granddaughters! I started teaching our first granddaughter about mint last summer, and she made her own mint tea bags.