Frugal is Not A 4 Letter Word! – Dill & Rosemary – Use Them Every Day

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dill Not Just For Pickles Dill is a perennial herb that typically reaches 2 to 4 feet tall at maturity. Its leaves are used fresh or dried as an herb in dips, soups, salads, and other dishes. The seeds are used as a spice for pickling and for adding flavor to stews and roasts.

Dill is native to southern Russia, western Africa, and the Mediterranean. It is part of the Umbelliferae family, which also includes cumin and parsley.

Plant dill in full sun and protect it from strong gusts of wind. The plant can survive temperatures down to 5°F. Dill can grow fairly well in poor soil conditions. But it grows best in well drained, sandy or loamy soil that is slightly acidic (pH 5.8 to 6.5). The soil temperature should remain at about 70°F.

Sow the seeds directly in the ground from April through May, after all danger of frost has passed. Do not attempt to transplant Dill.

Bluebot Rosemary

Bluebot Rosemary

Rosemary makes Chicken, Fish and Pork A Special Meal. Rosemary is relatively easy to grow, making it a good choice for any home herb garden. Its pungent flavor and pinelike scent make rosemary a popular ingredient in foods. The upright varieties are best for both fresh and dried use.

Rosemary can be grown as an annual (completes its life cycle in 1 year) or a perennial (completes its life cycle in 3 or more years). In herb gardens, it is often planted along with thyme, oregano, sage, and lavender.
When planting, choose a variety that is suitable to the climate, soil, and desired use.

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5 responses to “Frugal is Not A 4 Letter Word! – Dill & Rosemary – Use Them Every Day

  1. Dill also reseeds generously. I don’t have to plant it anymore! I just let a few heads mature and drop there seed, and I get a good crop from volunteers each following season.

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    • Re mylittlefarmintown – Smile, yes dill can and will reseed it’s self. Unless your moving your dill crop to another location, replanting is seldom required.
      Happy Gardening

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  2. oh very good indeed, so true. And as written, if you wait a bit, you usually don’t want it any more….!

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    • Re polianthus – Thanks for taking time to visit my tiny blog and your comment(s).
      Happy frugal gardening

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      • 🙂 I currently just watch my chili plants lose leaves in the basement and take comfort in your words of months ago: don’t worry, leaf drop is normal, but they will be ok again in the summer 🙂 – trust you are right. Happy frugal gardening too

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