Dill is one of the easiest herbs to grow and so useful in all kinds of dishes. This year I let some of my Mammoth variety flower and go to seed so I could save some. I just cut a few stems off the plant, hung it upside down in the kitchen window for a few weeks (ok, it was more like a couple months), and then pulled the seeds off and stuck them in a plastic bag.
It’s a bit of a messy process, but I find it easiest to just do it on the bare counter top. It’s simple enough to wipe clean after you’re finished.
Sorting the stems from the seeds felt a little weird, because it reminded me of watching people pick out the marijuana seeds and stem pieces before rolling a joint. Having never rolled a joint myself, though, I must say that the sorting process was pretty zen. Although, there was none of the giddy anticipation of watching someone else do it and thinking about how super cool it was going to be laughing like an idiot for 5 minutes and then falling asleep.
I can talk about this stuff now that pot is legal in a couple states, right?
I’m going to try sowing some seeds to see if I can get some dill going indoors this winter. It tastes so much better fresh. I dried some fresh dill in the oven last year and used it during the cold, dead months but it just wasn’t the same.