Dill Dukat has an abundant foliage which is sweet and aromatic and the seeds have a sharper flavour which are used as a spice.
Dill has many culinary uses and particularly goes well with fish. Dill is easy to grow and is a very attractive plant, with its fern like leaves, whether grown in a container or garden bed.
|When to Sow||All year round on a windowsill or March to June outdoors.|
|Where to Sow||Sow seeds indoors 1.5cm (½in) deep, in pots or trays of compost and lightly cover the seeds with a sprinkling of compost , and place on a light windowsill.|
|Sow thinly direct outdoors where they are to crop, 1.5cm (½in) deep, into finely-prepared soil.|
|Keep soil moist at all times.|
|What to do Next||Seeds sown direct outside should be thinned out to 20cm (8in) apart once the seedlings are large enough to handle.|
|Keep the plants weed free and water during dry periods.|
|Pick a few leaves, as required, from each plant so that they regrow quickly.|
|Harvest||Indoor crops all year round and outdoor crops from May.|
|Handy Tips||Harvest the leaves when young for fresh use or drying.|
|If only leaves are required remove the flowers.|
|When the seeds are ripe and turn brown on outdoor crops, cut the stems, shake the seeds into a paper bag and dry indoors.|
|Companion Planting||Good companions to Cabbage, Lettuce, Onions, Sweetcorn and Cucumbers.|
|Nutritional Information||Has a significant amount of vitamin A and Vitamin C as well as trace amounts of folate, iron and manganese.|
|Serving Suggestion||Great for use in homemade pickles and sauces or served with fish, especially salmon or trout.|