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dill, dill stems and dill seeds

Discussion in 'Herbs' started by flowerbug, Jan 21, 2018.

  1. Feb 6, 2018
    Chickie'sMomaInNH

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    thanks for the reminder Ridge! i mostly use the leaves when i'm cooking Thai food so i never really think of using just the seed & calling them coriander. i think dh uses coriander when he cooks curry but i could be wrong about that.
     
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    seedcorn

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    Good to know on cutting back. I’ve just picked a few leaves and plant goes to seed quick.
     
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    Ridgerunner

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    I treat a lot of things that way, cut them back so they have to regrow. Oregano is cut to the ground. With Basil I leave a bud for it to grow from, actually two since they are in pairs. Parsley gets whacked pretty close to the ground, it will come back as long as there is a bud. I treat some of your favorites that way, kale and chard. Just leave a tiny leaf so they can keep growing. I can usually keep most of these going a long time as long as I don't let them go to seed.
     
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    ducks4you

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    I don't bother to do ANYTHING to my oregano. It grows like a weed. I might transplant some of it to my vegetable beds this year to help with weeds.
     
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    Ridgerunner

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    I dehydrate oregano so I cut it back when I harvest. I often put up two quarts a year. I've found it best to whack it to the ground when I do that, if i cut it off up high that stem dies anyway and is just in the way.

    I hear you on the weeds though, my problem is Bermuda grass. I plan on doing the same thing, restart the oregano clump in a cleaner area. My current oregano clump is probably five feet in diameter. That's a lot of oregano.
     
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  6. Feb 7, 2018
    ducks4you

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    Mine is just as big and tries to spread. I REALLY need to dig and separate and fix my "oregano bed", which I meant to be an herb garden but it has gotten out of hand. 'O'
     
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    flowerbug

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    for the first round of making dill pickles for this season i went out yesterday to cut some dill from the area it has regrown from seeds.

    there was one lone plant a bit aways from the others and i cut most of it down. with all the rains we've been having and it's uncompetitive environment the stems even a few feet above the ground were almost an inch across and still pretty tender. so i've been munching on them. :) some i diced up and put in the jars. my brother said he wanted a lot of dill...
     
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