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#1 of 5 Old 06-03-2002, 06:41 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I just started an outdoor herb garden this spring. My dill is getting REALLY tall! Am I supposed to cut it back? I cut what I need when I need it for cooking, but I've never grown dill before, so I'm not sure what to do. It's looking really leggy. Thanks in advance!
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How tall is really tall?
is it outside?

it will set seed if you do not want to cut it back. Then you will have dill seed for pickles or bread or whatever.
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It is about 3 feet tall. Yes, it is outside.

I would use the dill seed.

Just didn't know if it would keep producing as many leaves if it got too tall since I use dill a lot to season salmon & many veggies.

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If you want more leaves, keep it pruned back. Lop the tops off and it will encourage the plant to branch out. Ohh and look for butterfly larvae. They LOVE dill and have been known to strip a stalk in NO time.

If you find them, please do not kill them. Rather transfer them onto another plant that they will eat. Like Butterfly weed (milkweed) or some such.
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Thanks so much for the info, Chanley. And I won't kill the butterfly larvae! I have milkweed that grows on my fence so I will just transfer it over.
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