Monday, February 6, 2012

Dill on the Porch

      This past fall I had a several beautiful dill volunteers growing in my cold frame boxes.  I knew they could not stay there, since any vegetation growing against the glass will freeze on contact on cold nights.  So I dug up some of the plants, potted them in four inch pots, and took them home to the porch.  It was only later that I read that expert opinion says that dill does not like to be transplanted.  And I have to agree with that theory, as very often the dill plants I put into the garden as transplants fair very poorly.  Yet should any survive and produce seed, you will have healthy little volunteers everywhere.  So how did my transplants fare?

Dill, 2/6/2012

      We had some chopped dill with potato skins last night.  Yummy.  And we have also had it a couple of times with salmon.  The flavor is not as strong and deep as summer dill, but all flavors seem more intense under the summer sun.
      But don't let your dill dry out and go limp.  The stems that collapse will not recover.  The other problem I had was that the dill plants brought inside developed aphids.  The plants on the porch are clean.  And green and happy.  And staying right where they are.


  1. Your dill looks wonderful! I am so happy to find your blog as it seems to be filled with great information. Gardening is a priority for our big family for multiple reasons. It's nice to meet another gardener, especially one with so much experience.

    I am very much looking forward to following your blog.

    Have a great day!


  2. Well you proved the experts wrong because that looks like some healthy dill plants to me.

  3. I think I would like to spend the winter in your porch!