Dill – Fernleaf
Anethum graveolens 'Fern'

Zone: Not hardy; grow as an annual
Height: 18-24"

General: In addition to providing aromatic seeds and foliage, this dill will brighten your garden with its yellow-green flowers in spring and fall. These dwarf plants have soft, delicate, dissected fern-like leaves and a long cutting season. Slower to bolt than other varieties. Use fresh or dried; great with fish.

Culinary Uses: Often referred to as the "fish herb" for it pairs exceptionally well with fish dishes. The plant can be used for both its foliage and its seeds. Dill is also best known for being used as the pickling spice and the seeds can be used whole or dried to add zest to bread, cheeses, and salad dressings. The seeds are the best way to use dill in dishes that require a long cooking time.

Medicinal Uses: Dill has been known to freshen breath when the seeds are chewed.

Ornamental Uses: More improved variety or ordinary dill because it is more compact. It is also slower to seed than other dill varieties which means the foliage can be harvested longer. In the garden these plants will attract beneficial insects such as bees, parasitic wasps, and tachinid flies. This will not only benefit the dill plant itself but also all other neighboring plants.

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