Garden Gate: Dill weed does more than flavor pickles

Dill weed

Now don’t start asking, “Why are we reading about a weed?” This weed is invariably in the dishes of most Eastern European and Scandinavian dishes, and it is delicious and super easy to grow. Dill weed is that super fresh herb of winter.

If you have ever priced dill weed in the grocery store, you will understand just why I grow my own. Of course, dill weed needs these cool or cold winter temperatures to thrive, so no dill weed in my garden in the summer months. The Spruce website reminds us that dill weed, or Anethum graveolens, belongs to the same family as parsley and celery, although it is the only species of its genus. It is native to the eastern Mediterranean regions and western Asia...

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