Anethum graveolens: dill

Plot 51 Dill The little dill plant grown in the KHWG greenhouse has established itself and I’ve taken off the protective wire box, I hope not too soon.

Plot 51 DillDill (Anethum graveolens), is the sole species of the genus Anethum. The name “dill” comes from Old English dile, a West Germanic word of unknown origin the plant having the carminative property of relieving gas.

Fresh and dried dill leaves are widely used as herbs in Germany, Greece, Poland, Finland, Norway, Sweden, the Baltic, Russia, and central Asia. Dill is often added to fish and is the eponymous ingredient in dill pickles: cucumbers preserved in salty brine and/or vinegar.


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