I have planted an extremely large area of dill and weeds are plentiful. How can I rid them from the dill other than hoeing them out? Are there any chemicals on the market?
Other than hoeing or hand pulling, there is little else you can do, though careful spot treatment with boiling water or vinegar can help. Keep in mind that this will also kill the dill should any happen to get on the plants.
I have dill planted in a pot on my front porch. It is starting to turn yellow. It gets full sun and it gets real hot in this spot. We haven't had a lot of rain lately so I water the plants. What is causing this?
Yellowing leaves are generally a sign of watering issues. Most likely your pot of Dill is needed more water. At least twice a day in the warm summer heat check the soil and water accordingly. Remember the roots are most likely way down in the pot by now so water until the water drains out through the drain in the pot.
I was told you can keep dill and other herbs in jars in freezer with salt to keep them from your harvest in garden. Please tell me the proper way to keep herbs for future use in cooking. Thank you. I will really be happy to get an answer.
Yes, you can freeze fresh dill.
Wash and dry throughly, then place in freezer bags.
Can I plant dill in July and get a harvest before freeze in Nebraska or is it too late to plant dill weed in Nebraska?
Should be no problem. Dill is a fast growing annual and is ready for harvest in 60-70 days
My outdoor dill plant leaves do not as much smell as earlier this summer. Should I cut off the top flower to enable new growth and, if so, what color should the flower be? There is already a flower on it but I forget what color. Does the cut off dill flower contain the seeds that can be replanted? If so, how to replant. Thanks.
It is normally better to keep the plant cut rather than allowing it to flower, which reduces the odor and flavor of the herb, unless you plant on collecting the seeds (from the flowers). It will usually self-seed when conditions are favorable but you may also collect the dry flowers and place them in a paper bag for storing. The seeds will fall into the bag for easy planting next season.
I successfully identified swallowtail chrysalises in my dill, but I have something else strange. There are a few fairly circular papery blobs hanging from the dill stalks. A grasshopper stood guard near one for a really long time. They're light brown in color and one has a black bead-like thing attached. Are they some kind of nests?
I have not found any thing that matches your description.
It is likely the casing from a moth or butterfly.
I just found out that this plant we have all over our house was dill, though I'm still not certain. Did some searches online though and found out there were many varieties of dill. Attaching a photo of what we have. My questions: 1) Is it really dill? 2) If so, what type is it, and is it good for cooking?
Yes, this appears to be Dill.
The leaves, when crushed should have a tell tale Dill fragrance.
I'm sorry I can't identify the variety.