Dill flowers look very much like a yellowish Queen Anne's Lace. The dried flowers yield the spicy seeds, and dried foliage yields "dill weed"...the delicious elongated little green bits found in dill-flavored foods.
Everyone loves the taste of dill, from "dilly" breads to tasty fish sauces, dips and spreads. Boughs of the attractive, ferny plant were used to ward off witches in the Middle Ages, and to crown Emperors in ancient Rome. It's historic, but really delicious, too.
When and Where to Plant: Select sunny, protected location with
well-drained soil and sow seed after last frost. Cultivate soil and
enrich with vegetable food. Firm soil over seed. Does not transplant
Care: Support plants with stake if necessary.
Harvesting: Separate seeds from heads by shaking loose in paper
bag. Cut and use leaves at any time.