I planted a small dill plant in the herb garden. In full sunlight it quickly started to flower. Rather than pick off the flowers to prolong its feathery growth, I let it go to
flower with the plan I would harvest the seeds. It was a good plan. The plant produced heaps of flowers that are slowly maturing and ready to harvest. Now I have enough dill seed for the neighbourhood … it’s quite prolific!
I do like letting some plants go to seed in the garden though, because it brings the bees and it is a joy to watch them on their rounds, legs laden with fluffy pollen, and in the case of fennel, coriander and dill, I like to harvest the seeds. My fennel seeds are a week or so off being ready, so I’ll look at them next time, but for now, here is the journey of the dill plant.