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Asked on Jul 10, 2012

WHEN DO U PICK DILL?

Douglas HuntLori J

Answered

AFTER IT BLOOMS? DO U PICK DILL OR CUT IT LEAVING THE ROOTS?
2 answers
  • Lori J
    on Jul 10, 2012

    Cut, don't pull. Pick those heads for pickling or for snipping up for use as an herb. Let them flower if you want dill seed. You can still use the flowered head for pickles.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jul 10, 2012

    Just as Lori says. When the plants begin to mature and yellow, you can process the seed heads: Cut the heads of the plants containing the seeds, leaving a short stem. Place them on a drying tray for five or six days, after which the seeds should fall fairly easily from the heads. Remove the chaff, and allow the seeds to continue to dry for another week, stirring them frequently. Store seeds in airtight jars after complete drying.

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