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Anethum graveolens
Anethum graveolens

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Zone
Zones A1-A3, 1-45, H1, H2
Full Sun
Full
Regular Water
Moderate

Anethum graveolens

Dill
Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)
Annuals, Herbs

Native to Southwestern Asia, naturalized in northern United States. To 3–4 ft. tall, with soft, feathery leaves and umbrella-like, 6-in.-wide clusters of small flowers in summer (winter in the desert). Seeds and leaves have a pungent aroma. Better to sow seeds several times in spring and summer where plants are to grow for constant supply (germinates and grows better in spring). In the desert, sow in later summer or fall. Thin seedlings to 1 1/2 ft. apart. An easy way to grow dill in a casual garden is to let a few plants go to seed. Seedlings could be pulled and chopped for use in cooking. Use seeds in pickling and vinegar; fresh or dried leaves in cooked dishes, salads, and sauces.

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