How To Grow Dill And Their Benefits

Dill is a versatile, annual or biennial herb that has been used for centuries in cuisines throughout Europe and Asia. Dill provides strongly flavoured, feathery, green leaves that can be used in a variety of meals. In addition, dill provides beautiful yellow flowers in summer. In this article, we will share how to grow dill, the nutrients, and health benefit that can be gained from adding dill to your diet.

How To Grow Dill

Sow dill seeds outdoors from when all dangers of frost have passed till mid-summer. Grow dill in a container/pot in full sun, although will tolerate light shade. Sow seed around 1cm deep, 8-12 inches apart in slightly acid, well-drained soil rich in organic matter such as compost or manure. seed will germinate in 10-14 days. Water dill regularly and evenly during growing seasons, and dry spells. Snip fresh dill leaves when plants have reached 8 inches or taller.

Nutrients And Health Benefits

Dill has many nutrients including vitamins A, C, B-2 and B-9, manganese, iron, calcium, copper, potassium, and zinc. In addition, they contain many beneficial antioxidants. Dill may also benefit heart health, help lower blood sugar levels, have anti-cancer properties, support bone health, and contain anti-bacterial properties.

How To Add Dill To Your Diet

Dill is a delicious versatile herb so it can be used in many dishes. Here are some ways you can add fresh dill to your meals: garnish soups and roasted vegetables, add to mash potato, salads, vegetables, fish, eggs, lamb, chicken, pork, beef, baked goods, sauces, etc. Dill seeds can also be used as a spice to flavour foods.


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