Dill, Mt Adams (Organic)
Anethum graveolens. 35 days.
Dill is a must have in any garden, and Mt Adams dill is a great early-to-flower variety perfect for seed and flower production. It is also a good producer of dill leaf but not as prolific as mammoth types. Dill is a commercial crop in Washington state, where many acres are produced for distilling into essential oil, as a seed crop, and for fresh markets. We picked up this variety from a seed swap in Bingen, Washington, where a local homesteader had been stewarding it for 20 years.
Direct sow this annual 1/4“ deep, spring through fall, in rows that are 12’’ apart. Germinates best in warm soil. Succession sow for continued harvest. Deadhead to prevent self-seeding.
Collect seeds from umbels that are fully dry. Shell by hand, winnow to clean. Finish air-drying if necessary before sealing in airtight container. Isolate from varieties of same species by 1⁄4 mile.