Dill smell?


I have a bag of dill for making pickles, I put it in a cabinet and now everything smells like dill. What do I do to store this till next year. Thanks

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  • Patty Patty on Aug 20, 2020

    So your dill is dried now? Crumble it up in a bowl and then place inside a glass jar. Store in jar until needed. If your cupboard still smells like dill, you can put some vinegar in a cup and leave on a shelf for a day. I use vinegar to remove scents all the time.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Aug 20, 2020

    Hi, Dry It out and place in airtight jar. or buy or grow fresh for next year.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Aug 20, 2020

    Here's 2 methods:

    Freezing dill

    Your best option when freezing dill is to freeze it whole. After you have made sure that your dill is clean, spread it on a baking sheet and place it in the freezer. Freeze for about thirty minutes. Remove from the baking sheet and place into labeled freezer bags for long term storage. This method of freezing keeps it from being frozen together in a single mass, so you can remove exactly as much as you need when you need it. You can even divide the stems into the exact amounts that you will use in your dishes before freezing.

    You can also choose to cut the dill into smaller pieces and freeze it in an ice-cube tray. Place the pieces in the tray and add water. Freeze completely and then place the cubes into freezer bags.

    Freezing dill makes it usable for up to a year.

    Drying dill

    You have a number of drying options including drying dill in a food dehydrator, an oven or in the open air.

    In a food dehydrator, lay the leaves in a single layer on each tray and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for herbs. The drying process should take less than a day.

    You can also dry it in the oven. Do this by preheating your oven to the lowest possible temperature. Spread the dill in a single layer on a baking sheet and place it into the oven. Start checking it every 30 minutes. The drying time can vary widely depending on humidity.

    To dry dill in the open air, place it on a rack in a warm location with low humidity. Turn once every 24 hours or so to ensure even drying.

    Another way to dry dill in the open air is simply to hang a bunch of it in a location with moving air and low humidity. This eliminates the need to turn the herb every day. If you choose this method, consider covering the herb with a paper bag into which you have poked holes. This protects the herb from dust and helps it to keep its color by shielding it from sunlight.

    Note that drying dill in the open air may take several days.


  • I store mine in a glass jar.

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Aug 20, 2020

    Triple bag it, put it in a sealed plastic container and then put it in the freezer.

  • Nan W. Nan W. on Aug 20, 2020

    Peggy: Store it in a glass jar. ...put some open boxes of baking soda in the cabinet to absorb the odor.

  • Annie Annie on Aug 20, 2020

    You can cut the heads off the dill and keep them in a sealed mason jar.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Aug 20, 2020

    Hello. Completed agree with the above mason jars of all sizes can be used to store dried herbs

  • Morgan McBride Morgan McBride on Aug 20, 2020

    I'd put it in an airtight container like a tupperware or coffee can w lid.

  • store the bag in a glass mason jar with the lid on tight. Put a box of baking soda in the cabinet to help absorb smells

  • Em Em on Aug 20, 2020

    I always use glass to store my spices. You can get all different sizes on Amazon and they will all match,.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Aug 20, 2020

    Do you ever freeze your herbs? I seal them in a freezer bag, pushing all the air out. I often double bag to protect them. If you air out the cupboard and place a bag of bamboo charcoal in it, that should take care of it. Good luck and stay safe!