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Dill and Cilantro Question.

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by Triss on May 30, 2006 04:27 PM
My dill and cilantro are growing so well outside. They are getting quite tall. The question I have is do I just clip off the tops and will they continue to grow off the same stalk? Or let it keep growing as it is?

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by chenno on June 01, 2006 03:18 AM
Hi Triss

Dill generates new foliage as long as the main stem is not cut.
The yellow dill flowers bloom and turn to seeds.
Hope this helps?
Dill is so pretty to look at:-)
and the butterflies like it too.
Angie

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by Triss on June 01, 2006 05:57 AM
Thanks Angie. I will try trimming a couple of the side stems and see what happens. The cilantro grows very similar so will try that too. I was really hoping the main stem on the dill would split if cut and am glad I did not just whack it to pieces before I posted.

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by pagarden on June 01, 2006 11:36 AM
i always pick off the flower buds from the dill so it doesn't go to seed so that it just produces more leaves. i pick off what i need and then towards the fall i pick and let it dry for winter use. and i found caterpillars on there last summer! dill and parsley! they were swallowtail caterpillars! so i'm growing extra this year! [thumb]
by Triss on June 01, 2006 12:12 PM
That is exciting. Will watch for those as the summer progresses.

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