I am so lucky to live within close distance to a myriad of small ethnic markets. Not only do I find all kinds of interesting ingredients I also find great prices on everyday food. Oh, and I've also learned that "merhaba" means Hello in Turkish!
My problem with dill is it goes to seed before the Kirby cukes are big enough to pickle.I could never get dill to grow outside, no problems with my Aero Garden but out side it just wouldn't do much. A few years ago I got a small clump that went to head, then died. This year I have "volunteer" dill all over the back yard. I guess somethings are just happy when you abuse, ignore and forget about them.
Speaking of mowing things. I saw some landscapers do this with daisy's. Instead of clipping them back each year with clippers they just used a high weed mower and mowed them. They always came back really strong with lots of blooms. I guess nothing says I love you, please grow like a lawnmower!
My problem with dill is it goes to seed before the Kirby cukes are big enough to pickle.
cave76 said:Coming late to this party ( I just joined) but years of growing cilantro taught me some things.
It likes cool weather, not hot or cold.
It doesn't like to be transplanted! Really doesn't like it although once or twice I had minimal success with that. '
The seeds are HARD. I soak them for a a day or so, then scarify it by putting them between paper towel sheets and pressing a rolling pin over them. (Scarify means to scratch the surface a little. Since I couldn't see myself taking each seed and scratching it------- I did the rolling pin thing.)
Then I put them in a ziploc baggie wrapped in moist paper towel and watched and waited until I saw a little 'foot' start to form. (That's the root).
Then I'd put them out in the garden, scattered fairly thickly, cover with some dirt about 1/4 inch thick and wait. Often covered them with a burlap sack till they started popping up, but I imagine burlap sacks have gone the way of the dinosaur.
I know that everyone fell asleep after one paragraph----- but it's a lot easier than you think. LOL
It WILL bolt at the first sign of hot weather. But I grew it for years using this method while living near San Francisco---- so the weather was milder than many areas.