Common Name: Dill
Latin Name: Anethum graveolens
Description: Aniseed flavoured, blue-green foliage with a bushy habit. Umbels of tiny yellow flowers in summer. Annual. 100cm.
Harvesting: Leaves are cut and used fresh or dried. Harvest frequently. Seeds are gathered in summer.
Best Results: This is quite a short lived plant so consider planting new plants every three or four months. When purchasing new seedlings, buy only those that are less than about 8 cm tall to ensure best results. Avoid drying out, especially in hot summers. Grow in a touch of shade in WA summers. Do not plant near fennel as these two plants may cross-pollinate.
Uses: Perfect when combined with lemon in fish dishes or added to egg and potato dishes.
Companion: Attracts beneficial insects such as ladybirds that prey on aphids. Ladybirds can eat up to 400 aphids a week.