Dill Planting and Growing Guide

A pair of woman's hands picks dill weed.

Dill is a biennial herb / spice, with feathery green leaves, it produces attractive yellow-green flowers in both spring and fall. Dill is used most commonly for Pickling, such as “Dill Pickles” – but is also used in other culinary delights such as soups and stews. Biennial USDA Zones 3 – 11 Seed Depth 1/4 inch … Read more

Dill Companion Plants: What to Plant with Dill?

Young, bright green dill plant in the foreground with curly kale and garlic sprouts in the background.

Companion Planting is the placement of various crops in close physical proximity to one another so as to symbiotically compliment each others health, vigor, growth and the flavor of their produce. It also naturally involves separating plants whose development is antagonistic to each other. It is believed , but not proven, that young dill actually … Read more

The Best Varieties of Dill to Grow at Home

Mature dill plants growing in a garden.

Dill is a useful herb, best known as a pickling spice such as in dill pickles, but it also serves well as a seasoning primarily for fish and poultry and in soups and stews. In the garden it has some companion planting vocations. Dill is dill – right ? Well maybe all dill isn’t alike. … Read more

How to Harvest, Dry, and Store Dill Weed and Seeds

Fresh dill weed and dried seeds on a wooden spoon.

Dill is most commonly revered as a flavoring agent for pickles. Ever had a dill pickle – of course you have. The fine downy like feathery foliage is also used as a seasoning for fish, assorted vegetables and is used in many sauces that you might never suspect contained dill. In warmer weather dill weed … Read more

How to Grow Dill in Pots and Containers

Dill grows on the windowsill of the house in a flower box.

Dill is actually related to carrots and like carrots it produces a rather large central tap root. When planting dill keep this in mind, the depth of the container should be suitable for hosting a large root, at least a foot deep preferably a tad more. Dill is also an annual, grown for a single … Read more

The Best Varieties of Chives to Plant in the Home Garden

A bed of chives in bloom with purple flowers.

The word “chive” comes from the French word “cive” which originated during the Roman era from the Latin word “cepa” meaning onion. There are several primary varieties of chives, the most common being ‘common’ or onion chives followed by garlic chives. 1. Common Chives aka Onion Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) Common chives taste similar to their … Read more