Every year I grow dill and never seem to have enough fresh dill leaves to allow me to enjoy it all season.
Even when succession sowing, it seems to go from seedling to mature plant so quickly that there’s still never enough to enjoy through the summer.
I love it for potato salad made from just-dug potatoes. That’s one of the things I look forward to the most. Nothing takes the place of fresh dill and garden potatoes. (Dried dill just doesn’t do it for me.)
Through the years, I’ve grown several varieties but never can see much difference. (Maybe it’s just me? Let me know if you’ve had a different experience.)
While looking around the High Mowing Seeds website to place an order, the description for Greensleeves Dill sounded like the dill I’ve been searching for.
Here’s what they say:
“A compact, high yielding dill for leaf production. Slow to bolt; ideal for leaf production over a long harvest window. Excellent for market growers and planting in containers. Dark green leaves are aromatic and pleasingly sweet eaten fresh or dried. 15M seeds/oz. Slow to bolt
• Good container variety”
If you’ve had the same experience I’ve had with dill, I thought you might want to try the Greensleeves dill this year too. We’ll compare notes in mid season.