Dill O’Clock

As I mentioned in my last post, my garden is growing like crazy! My dill, specifically, is growing like a weed.

I had to do a little research to find out when dill is ready to be harvested, but based on the size of the plant I figured it had to be soon.

  • Harvesting Dill: As dill grows rather quickly, the leaves are ready for use in 6 to 8 weeks after planting. Always water your dill plant a day before harvesting dill. Doing so will make sure that the plants are well hydrated and recover quickly. Then take older leaves first unless you have a lot of dill. Use a pair of shart and sterile scissors for snipping the leaves

So I got my trusty scissors out and got to work.

Harvested dill
Harvested Dill

Next, much like the lasgna I made ealier this week, was the easy part. This isn’t my first time making a dill pickle pasta salad, but it is certainly my first time using fresh dill. And it turned out fantastic. I am so excited to have fresh dill all summer long.

dill pickle pasta salad
Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

Later this summer I hope to teach myself a second new skill – making homemade dill pickles with my garden dill!