Culinary: dill, parsley, and chives

Discussion in 'Herbs for the Kitchen' started by tgplp, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. tgplp

    tgplp Active Member

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    Hi! I'm growing dill, parsley, and chives indoors. Does anyone have any tips they could give me for growing these?
    Thanks!
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  2. lorax

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    If you're growing the dill for the weed and not the seed, don't let it bloom - pinch the heads before they can open. Once it's bloomed, the weed takes on a more bitter anise-ish flavour which is really not that appealing. Parsely and chives are pretty much maintenance-free apart from watering them occasionally.
     
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    Thanks, Lorax! I'll remember that about the dill. I do not want to the dill to go to seed!
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    chives are sweeter before they've gone to bloom, so, you'll want to remove buds as they appear to keep the chives at their best.
     
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    Okay, I will! Thanks, Joclyn!
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