My dill is blooming now, and my cucumbers got a *really* late start and
are only about 3 inches tall.
What's the best stage to pick the dill and stuff it into bags in the
freezer to wait for the cukes? Do I pick it when it has seeds but they
are still green? And what about packing a quart jar with short sections
of stems and filling with vinegar? (to flavor the vinegar and to
preserve the dill stems)
I should know all this, but it's been so long since I've had dill *and*
cukes I forgot.
I'd do it when the dill heads are yellow and pretty.
I would. Reminds me I should pay a visit to Brother John today. :-)
That sounds tasty. If you stuff the dill heads into the jar head down,
stem up, should be easier to get it out of the jar. Hey! Are you
planning to use the dill infusion for picking the cukes? That'd be good.
I remember that someone posted (here?) about picking the dill, rinsing
it and giving it a shake to remove excess water, then rolling it in
freezer wrap (coated on one side kind of stuff) and freezing. Stick the
roll into a bag.When you need it, you simply unroll the roll and remove
what you need and leave the rest rolled in. Howzat sound?
(My cukes are about 1/2" long.)
-Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
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