Found a brownish- black worm ( somewhat like a leach worm)on my dill. I want to attract swallowtails but didnt show this worm. This pic is the best I can do. Hopefully it can be identified. Thank you for your time & knowledge.
It's definitely not a swallowtail. My best guess is that it's a cutworm. They're bad news and should be treated.
This article will tell you about dealing with them on dill: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/dill/pests-on-dill-plants.htm
This article will tell you about getting rid of them in general: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/get-rid-cutworms.htm
Can dill, Italian flat leaf parsley and basil be planted in the same container?
You could likely put Dill and Parsley in the same container but Basil would do best on it's own.
How do you prevent dill from the tiny green worms that are in the dill seeds? Before I use any dill I soak my dill in a soapy solution or put hot water over it to remove the worms from the seeds. You can not see them until you treat it.
I have never heard of such an event and have not located any information on worms being contained in the seeds.
It's possible you are seeing some shed of the seed when you are soaking. This would not be worms.
The dill was picked and put in food saver bags last year. When I thawed it in the refrigerator and opened the bag a red liquid appeared. It looked like the dill was bleeding. Can I still use the dill?
It is best to store dill dried, and not frozen. It will break down and liquify. This will not be harmful in any way, but the taste may be affected quite drastically.
This article will help on the proper storage of dill: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/dill/drying-dill.htm
Some of the dill has turned brown while parts of it have not. Should I use the brown parts for pickles or not?
I wouldn't. It doesn't taste very good. No sense in ruining perfectly good pickles! Use only the green parts. Still, after it starts to go to seed, the flavor of the plant is way less than desirable.
This article will help you to care for dill: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/dill/tips-on-how-to-grow-dill-weed-plants.htm
Hi, I used to grow dill weed about 48 years ago. The plants grew tall and the aroma was very strong and wonderful.....now I am 75 and interested in growing that kind of dill weed again. So far, all the seeds I buy grow a weak little mild plant that does not even remind me of dill......does anyone here know where I can buy, or trade seeds for this dill weed? Furthermore does this real old fashioned dill still exist? I want so bad to keep it on hand to make pickles and bread......please reply ..... firstname.lastname@example.org. or reply here.....thanks ahead of time for your reply, sincerely Carol B.
We can't really recommend places to purchase, but I would imagine that heirloom Dill will be on the market. Since there are many types, and were many types even decades ago it will be hard to pin down the exact cultivar. I would recommend checking your local nurseries, or online. Places like Amazon, Etsy, and Ebay will have carriers.
usually, any of the heirloom cultivars will have more "antique" characteristics. (I'm partial to heirloom cultivars of most plants, too!)
This article will refresh you on the care of Dill: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/dill/tips-on-how-to-grow-dill-weed-plants.htm
Seems to be growing like bushes where the Larkspur popped up last year. Very soft leaves look a little like the top of carrots. They are popping up like weeds in different parts of the yard.
Looks like dill! These articles will help: