Tuesday, June 11, 2013
I love dill. I use it in dips and my pickles and use it as a companion plant for my cukes. I decided to germinate a few seeds inside and a few using the winter sowing method. The dill in the top photo was germinated inside and the bottom outside. Quite a difference wouldn't you say. I was expecting the seeds sown under grow lights to be leggy. As you can see the end result was the opposite. I'll see how they perform in the garden.
This is Mammoth, which is an heirloom variety. One of my plants reseeded last season. We'll see if I have another this season. I used this variety in my pickles last year and dried some for my dip. It performs wells and tastes great. I'm hoping the winter sown dill will survive and become stronger. I checked the garden this evening, and both plants seem to be doing well.
Do you grow or use dill? What variety do you grow? I'm hoping to add more herbs to my garden next season. I do plant basil as a companion to my tomatoes. I planted Spicy Globe and Genovese this year. What herbs do you have growing? Do you companion plant?