You can grow dill in a flowerpot even in November
Dill is a very popular and healthy herb and it is very effective against irritating cough for example, and that comes handy especially in winter! Wouldn’t it be excellent if you can grow this herb all year round? Yes, it would! The good news is that it is not difficult and you can grow it indoors, on your windowsill, for example. Yes, you can use dried dill, which lasts longer, but dried dill does not have the proper strength, it doesn’t have the proper aroma and of course it contains less of the beneficial substances.
Unfortunately, there are not many sunny days in winter, but try to choose a place with as much light as possible. Also, make sure that the soil is permeable and do not forget to water properly. Dill must not be dry – older plants can handle few days without water, but young dill needs to be watered regularly.
Watch out for drafts
Since some plants can be over one meter tall, choose a place where the wind or draft will not disturb them. If you grow dill in your apartment, make sure that it is placed somewhere where you will not interfere with it each time you pass. You should also protect it from drafts. For you information: never plant dill and fennel close together as these two plants crossbreed easily and you may end up with a plant that is a mixture of both. But it won’t be high-quality dill or high-quality fennel…
If you want to harvest dill seeds you must wait and let the plant flower and produce seeds. Cut off the entire umbel and hang it upside down and let it dry. Place a mat under the dill. The seeds will fall out and end up on the mat. You may harvest the green parts of dill continuously as needed and use them in a variety of dishes. As soon as the dill blooms however, the green parts lose the right strength.
Dill against coughs and colds
To get rid of cough you need to have dill seeds. Get 2 litres of water and add 1 tablespoon of dill seeds and 2 cloves of dried garlic. Bring to a boil and cook for about 3 minutes. Let it cool a bit and inhale.
Extract for beautiful hair and nails
Get 1 tablespoon of dill seeds. Crush them slightly in a mortar and put them in a mug. Pour boiling water in – as if you were making tea. Strain after a few hours. Rinse your hair with the extract or soak your fingertips and nails in it for 10 minutes. Simple but effective.
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