Dill: Scandinavia's Most Important Culinary Herb

 


Article by: Gwen Stewart

The ancient herb, , Using the Right Hedge Trimmers in Lawn Care Anethum graveolens or Fernleaf dill as it is commonly known, was mentioned some 5,000 years ago in early Egyptian writings. It is the most important culinary herb , Control Weeds Effectively In Your Garden in Scandinavia, as popular as parsley is in other parts of the world. The word 'dill' stems from the Old Norse word dilla, meaning "to lull," and can be grown indoors , Planting and Caring for Flower Bulbs and out. The feathery leaves make dill a pretty foliage plant, , Water Lilies - Pruning and Trimming which is lovely as a green , Orchids: A Luxurious Look That's Really Not Hard To Achieve foil for the flowers , The Garden Beckons in your garden. , An Introduction to Bonsai Maple Trees The fragrance of dill on fingers evokes a 'comfort smell' for many people as the leaves smell of homemade dill pickles. Old-fashioned dill water , Lilies - Pruning and Trimming or gripe water , Make a Plan for Vacation ing as it is commonly known (made by infusing crushed dill seeds , Do It Yourself Landscaping: 6 Things You Must Know Before You Start in hot , Colour in the Garden water), is still used as a remedy for indigestion in adults as well as children.

Dill is an annual , Using the Right Hedge Trimmers in Lawn Care but self-seeds so once planted you will have it forever in your garden , Do It Yourself Landscaping: 6 Things You Must Know Before You Start as long as you allow some of the plants , Extreme Botany And The Glory of the Carnation to go to seed. , Pine Furniture Care Guide Dill has yellow flowers , Top 5 Secrets to Growing Beautiful Carnivorous Plants and grows , A Beginners Guide To Garden Bridges 1 - 4 ft. (30 - 120 cm) tall outdoors. , Barefoot at the Cottage In pots , Bird Feeders: Look Who's Coming to Dinner indoors, dill will be less tall. Grow , Skip The Pesticide And Use Natural Alternatives dill from seed , Aluminum Strap Patio Furniture for the Poolside and when thinning, use the seedlings you pull up, as they are tender and delicious. Dried dill leaves are known as 'dill weed. , 3 Easy Steps to Growing Plants from Seed ' If you need dill seed , Compost Tumblers - Gardeners Love Them for your fall , The Garden Beckons pickles, plant , The Garden Beckons some dill in mid-July to ensure you have ripening seed. , Lap Pools Great Exercise Inside Or Any Size Backyard

Cultivation requirements: grows , Barefoot at the Cottage best in deep, well-drained, fertile, sandy loam, likes compost , Tumblers - Gardeners Love Them or manure. Dill must be grown in full sun , Make a Plan for Vacation Watering and watered during dry periods. Dill is easily grown from seed , Orchids: A Luxurious Look That's Really Not Hard To Achieve and grows , Some Thoughts On Planting Roses well indoors , Waterlilies if grown under fluorescent lights. , Budget For Your Garden Hang the lights , Creating a Balanced Garden Pond 6 inches (15 cm) from plants , Extreme Botany And The Glory of the Carnation and leave on for 14 hours a day. Dill does not transplant well and it needs a deep pot , 3 Easy Steps to Growing Plants from Seed for its long taproots. Pinch out the tops to prevent flowering , Birdbaths and seed , How to Create a Wildflower Garden setting to keep plants , The Garden Beckons growing longer.

In the garden, , Mulch Your Spring Flower Bulbs in the Fall for a Beautiful Spring Display dill can be planted with cabbages but not near carrots. In the kitchen, , Barefoot at the Cottage use dill for pickles, cabbage, turnips, cauliflower, in butter on fried or grilled fish, , Skip The Pesticide And Use Natural Alternatives sour cream, meats, stews, cream cheese, dips. Use fresh with green , Make a Plan for Vacation Watering beans, potato dishes, cheese, soups, salads, , Using the Right Hedge Trimmers in Lawn Care seafood, sauces, and snipped on vegetable , Extreme Botany And The Glory of the Carnation dishes. Sprinkle young dill on broiling lamb, pork chops, or steaks during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Seeds , Do It Yourself Landscaping: 6 Things You Must Know Before You Start can be sprinkled on toast or crackers with salmon that has been mixed with mayonnaise. Seeds , An Introduction to Bonsai Maple Trees and leaves can be used in fish , Using the Right Hedge Trimmers in Lawn Care sauces. Zucchini can be sliced thin and sautéed in olive oil and fresh dill leaves for a nice side dish.

Fresh dill can be kept in the fridge for a few days by submersing the stems in a glass , Extreme Botany And The Glory of the Carnation of water. , How to Create a Wildflower Garden Cover loosely with a plastic , Creating a Balanced Garden Pond bag and make sure the leaves are above the water. , Extreme Botany And The Glory of the Carnation Fresh leaves can be frozen in re-seal-able bags and used in dishes. Seeds , 3 Easy Steps to Growing Plants from can be stored in a closed container and used as needed. You can eat the leaves, seed , Home Landscaping Etiquette heads, and seeds. , Patio Accessories - Complete The Great Outdoors Use seeds , Homemade Hydroponics System Plan if cooking for a long time and dill weed , An Introduction to Bonsai Maple Trees if adding at the last minute. Dill can be dried or frozen.
Gwen Nyhus Stewart, B.S.W., M.G., H.T., is an educator, freelance writer, garden , Do It Yourself Landscaping: 6 Things You Must Know Before You Start consultant, and author of the book The Healing Garden: A Place , An Introduction to Bonsai Maple Trees Of Peace - Gardening , The Garden Beckons For The Soil, , Compost Tumblers - Gardeners Love Them Gardening , Skip The Pesticide And Use Natural Alternatives For The Soul and the booklet Non-toxic Alternatives For Everyday Cleaning And Gardening , Outdoor Deck Lighting Products. She owns the website Gwen's Healing Garden , Harvesting Herbs where you will find lots of free information , Palm Tree Care about gardening , Control Weeds Effectively In Your Garden for the soil , Compost: Food for the and gardening , Barefoot at the Cottage for the soul. To find out more about the books and subscribe to her free Newsletter visit http://www.gwenshealinggarden.ca

Gwen Nyhus Stewart © 2004 - 2005. All rights reserved.

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