Tuesday, June 28, 2011

No Dill For Me

I let dill self seed at Garden on Sherlock Street.  I pull it out of the vegetable beds, but leave it in the flower beds, around the trash area, in the cracks of the sidewalk, etc.

We don't really eat any of the dill.  It's for the swallowtail butterfly caterpillars.

I'm looking forward to beautiful butterflies!



  1. Great closeup photos. I bet you are going to have lots of Butterflies this year.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  2. How nice of you to grow things just for the butterflies!
    I didn't realize swallowtails enjoyed dill so much :)

  3. I didn't know!
    The thought of dill stimulates the scent of dill in my memory. It reminds me of my grandparents' garden. My grandmother made the very best dill pickles in the whole entire WORLD!

  4. I have a few volunteer seedlings in a couple different places. .I planted a packet of dill this year in hopes of attracting the butterflies. .and having some for us. .but with the weather. .and a too-busy-to-water-everything-all-the-time gardener. .it never came up ;-( Enjoy yours!

  5. A nice thing you did providing Swallowtail food. The last photo is so wonderful, I love the angle and framing.

  6. Dill works brilliantly with fried fish. How can you not eat it?

  7. We had caterpillars, too! What a treat (to watch, not eat). And to Melanie -- dill takes a while to come up from seed, but it's worth it. We use a lot -- and grew enough for all. You can see ours at
    Your pictures are great -- sometimes I think they actually pose.


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