The blue-green, feathery, fern-like foliage makes this hardy annual resembles a small version of Fennel. Blooms are flat, 6" across, compound umbels of yellow. Very aromatic, adds a delicate texture to the garden. Use flowers and seeds for pickling. Leaves can be used fresh or dried in cooking and salads.
In Ancient Athens and Rome, Dill garlands crowned war heroes on their way home. The name dill comes from dilla, Norse for "to lull," once used to induce sleep.
Harvest leaves close to stem in morning or night. Harvest the seeds when the flower matures, about 2-3 weeks after blossoming. Sow 2-3 times during the season. Performs best in fertile, well-drained soil. Prefers a sheltered location, to prevent wind damage.