DILL

DILL:

HISTORY:

Dill does more for pickles than provide flavor. It is also a natural preservative.

PREPARATION:

  • Infusion:

Use two teaspoons of bruised seeds per cup of boiling water. Steep for 10 minutes. Drink up to 2 cups daily.

  • Tincture:

Take one half to one teaspoons up to three times daily.

USE: (Grow Your Own)

Dill is an annual like it’s close relative, the carrot. Soil should be moist, rich and slightly acidic under full sun. Sow seeds one half deep in early spring. Space 12 inches apart. Germination will take up to 2 weeks. Seeds mature in two months. Harvest when they begin to turn brown.