Three Great Things About Dill

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I’m growing dill this year, and it’s quickly becoming my favorite herb. Here are three things I love about it.

Caterpillar Dill

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.)

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2. It’s kind of pretty when it flowers.

Pickles

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.

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2 responses to “Three Great Things About Dill

  1. I’m a big fan of dill as well. I let it seed off everywhere and I’m rewarded with fabulous flavor, lovely seed heads and cute little caterpillars! Great plant all around!

    Caroline
    Extravagantgardens.com

  2. It is a great plant, isn’t it? I just checked out your site and you have some great garden photos. Will follow on Facebook.

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