It began with Dilly Beans. A canned concoction I was certain to dislike, until I tasted them.
It became an obsession. One bite and you’ll know what I mean. Each year, Billy and I vow to grow something “different.” Not in an excentric way, but something he hasn’t grown before. One bite of the Dilly Beans Nettie Mae Cooper made and we both knew this year’s “new crop” would be Dill.
I “carried” a plastic container of Dill seed I had purchased at the Dekalb Farmer’s Market (in Decatur GA) to Billy’s “little strip of land.” Reasoning that 66 cents was an investment my pocketbook could handle (compared to a couple of bucks for a dozen garden supply seeds) I began my experiment.
Would common seeds purchased in the spice aisle germinate?
Short answer: Oh boy, yes!
Visit this link to see how I planted the seeds. Billy comes in at the last with a wheelbarrow load of “organic” fertilizer. Which, by the way, I did not incorporate. Thank goodness !
Imagine my surprise when every single seed germinated….twice ! Seriously, this is enough Dill to cover Atlanta. I am excited. Dill is basically a weed. Now the challenge becomes to keep Billy from fertilizing it.
Here’s a video of what the Dill looked like 9 days after planting. File this under the category: Be careful what you wish for.
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Until next time: Remember to keep those hands dirty (and the fertilizer away from the Dill).