One of the reasons I wanted all heirloom open-pollinated seeds was so that when my plants were finished this year, I could save the seeds thus cutting down on the cost of subsequent gardens. Here is some dill I harvested and when the dill was done I let it go to seed to save for next year.
Many plants flower before going to seed so when my dill was winding down you see these pretty yellow flower-like sprigs popping up.
This next picture is of the dill after the pretty yellow flowers began to die and dry out.
after the flower completely dies and is dry you are left with next year's seed. Here are my dill seeds for either use in the spice cupboard (dill pickles) or starting next year's dill harvest. NOTE: Always be sure that the seeds are completely dry before storing in an airtight container- otherwise they may rot and mold.
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