How to grow dill
Regularly sow dill seed 0.1cm deep in rows, thinning seedings to 25cm apart. Choose moist fertile soil in a sunny site.
Water in dry weather to help avoid plants flowering prematurely ('bolting'). Feed in the summer. Don't plant dill near fennel as they may cross-pollinate which means the offspring lose the distinct flavour if you grow from seeds you've saved yourself.
Harvesting and using dill
Pick young leaves for use fresh or for drying, cutting back taller plants to 30cm tall. Gather aromatic seeds as they ripen in summer (seedheads turn brown)
Dill plants dislike being transplanted