I’m growing dill this year, and it’s quickly becoming my favorite herb. Here are three things I love about it.
1. Black swallowtail caterpillars love dill too! (Here’s a fact sheet more on that and other butterfly friendly plants from the Colorado State Extension.)
2. It’s kind of pretty when it flowers.
3. It’s great for pickles! That’s especially useful because I have a lot of cucumbers this year. The photo above shows refrigerator pickles made with lemon-type cucumbers, rice vinegar, red pepper, garlic and fresh dill. They taste much better than they look.