It smells so fresh and refreshing and is absolutely necessary for cucumbers, pickles, fish, and is good in potato salad, dips, breads, muffins, scones and cornbread. It's a real "workhorse" of an herb!
Which is why it was named 2010 Herb of the Year!
In the garden at Linderhof, the dill grows in a pot -- not because we want to contain it but because we have no other room for it. A pot of feathery dill is indeed a pretty sight. And if you keep it pinched back it grows bushy plus you have the trimmings to use with fresh Farmer's Market cucumbers or a sauce to go on the grilled salmon.
It does have relatives in the garden -- the parsley and the fennel - umbrels all.
It is definitely an old fashioned herb -- one of those garden plants that almost everyone who grew cucumbers grew -- so that they would have dill for pickles. My grandmother always had dill in her garden and I remember as a child munching on the seeds -- they tasted like pickles to me!
Linderhof's dill are little plants but they will grow and grow fast. Fresh dill is a luxury of summer!