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Post  Monet on 6/27/2012, 5:16 pm

Had someone tell me to be careful planting dill in my sfg as it will take over. Is that true?

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Post  walshevak on 6/27/2012, 6:10 pm

If allowed to go to seed, then yes. Same with Basil and cilantro.

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Post  kolet66 on 6/27/2012, 10:20 pm

I plant dill in my sfg and it grows nicely... Mine usually tops out at 5.5 to 6 ft tall... So beware of the shade factor.

I think dill is such a beautiful thing to grow....

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Post  Chilliard on 6/27/2012, 11:01 pm

@kolet66 wrote:I plant dill in my sfg and it grows nicely... Mine usually tops out at 5.5 to 6 ft tall... So beware of the shade factor.

I think dill is such a beautiful thing to grow....

Wow.. that is tall! Do you have any pictures?

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Post  landarch on 6/27/2012, 11:41 pm

Dill is suppposed to reseed heavily...I had two plants last year (tiger swallowtail butterflies love it)...and so far this year I only see two new seedlings, although they are in an aggressive flower bed, not in the SFG.

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Post  Monet on 6/28/2012, 6:44 pm

Thanks. What did you do at the end of your season with 5 foot dill??

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Post  Goosegirl on 6/28/2012, 8:04 pm

Save some of those seed heads - dill seed is delicious! Tastes totally different than the foliage. I have a recipe for zucchini casserole that has dill seeds and it is wonderful!

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Post  kolet66 on 6/28/2012, 10:02 pm

I do have a few pics but I have a new iPad and haven't figured out how to post pics now. I'll try to post if I ever figure it out! I just pulled up the dill after harvesting all the heads for pickles. Love me some dill!

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Post  plainolebill on 7/2/2012, 1:43 am

We're happy to have dill reseed, if it's growing somewhere you don't want it, it's very easy to pull out. I have a little inexpensive food dehydrator and herbs dried at home taste light years better than those you find in the supermarket.

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Post  plantoid on 7/2/2012, 6:10 am

@Goosegirl wrote:Save some of those seed heads - dill seed is delicious! Tastes totally different than the foliage. I have a recipe for zucchini casserole that has dill seeds and it is wonderful!

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GG my lass is drooling at the thought of the zucchini casserole you use .

May we have it posted up please .. we have six nice four inch long zucchini just waiting to be eaten tonight or with in the next few days

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Post  Goosegirl on 7/2/2012, 7:17 am

@plantoid wrote:
@Goosegirl wrote:Save some of those seed heads - dill seed is delicious! Tastes totally different than the foliage. I have a recipe for zucchini casserole that has dill seeds and it is wonderful!

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GG my lass is drooling at the thought of the zucchini casserole you use .

May we have it posted up please .. we have six nice four inch long zucchini just waiting to be eaten tonight or with in the next few days

Here is the thread with all sorts of summer squash recipes. Mine is the very last one so far.

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t8807p15-squash-gimmie-some-recipes-please?highlight=zucchini+recipes

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