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Benefits of Dill Seeds

81. USES
Gripe water is often made of the fresh herb and given to babies and children for colic or other digestive disorders but the dill oil should not be used for this purpose as it is too powerful. It eases the mind calms headaches and helps with excess sweating due to nervous tension. It can also stimulate milk flow in nursing mothers while promoting the healing of wounds. It is used as a burner and vaporizer. It is used in massage oil. When blended in a cream or lotion it can have a very powerful effect on the healing of wounds.
82. Etymology
The name dill comes from Old English dile a West Germanic word of unknown origin the plant having the carminative property of relieving gas
83. Planting and Care
Common dill grows to a height of about 3 feet; bouquet dill is a smaller variety that generally produces fewer blossoms and seeds. Dill produces a strong taproot like its cousin the carrot and so does poorly when transplanted. Instead sow seed right in the garden. Plants thrive in rich loose soil and full sun location.
84. Climate and Growing Conditions
Dill will grow best in a sunny spot with some shelter from the wind. You may also want to factor for companion planting considerations when picking the location for your dill patch. For more information on growing dill using companion gardening.
85. Preparing the Garden Soil
Growing Dill is normally successful in common garden soil. For optimal growing conditions the soil needs to be deeply dug however. This herb has long roots that need plenty of room to grow. The deeper the root can grow the better your dill patch will be able to survive wind and storms. Mix compost and bonemeal into to your herb patch a few weeks before planting.
86. How to Grow Dill Watering
Periodic waterings should be enough unless you're experiencing a dry spell (in which case water frequently). As this plant has deep roots deep watering with a drip/irrigation system is best.
87. Disease or Insects
Dill is susceptible to powdery mildew. Aphids can be a problem at the time dill starts to flower and the seeds ripen. Dill often attracts more beneficial insects than it has problems with insects. Dill attracts bees butterflies wasps lady beetles lacewings hoverflies tachinid flies and parsley worms. Parsley worms a tiny bright green caterpillar with black stripes is the larva of swallowtail butterflies so make sure to leave them on the plants.
88. self seeding plant
Dill is an annual self seeding plant with feathery green leaves. It is used most commonly in soups stews and for pickling. Dill is easy to grow and attracts beneficial insects to your garden such as wasps and other predatory insects.
89. Pests
Leaf spot and occasionally a few other types of fungal leaf and root diseases. In order to ensure a season long fresh supply of dill continue sowing seeds every few weeks. For an extended harvest do not allow flowers to grow on the plants.
90. Productivity
Short rows 2 to 3 feetlong planted regularly will supply sufficient quantities of dill for daily use storage and seed production.

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