In Search of Dill Heads

dill_headsDave writes in:

Where can you easily find Dill heads for use in making dill pickles. I cannot find them when I need them.

So, some of you might be wondering what a Dill head is. It’s the flowering part from the top of the dill plant.  Let it dry out on the plant and you’ll have dill seed.


Dill heads can be found in some grocery stores a little later in the season or at farmers’ markets.  Many folks grow their own to make sure they have a supply for the season.

Hope this helps.


Plant The Right Cucumbers for Pickles

With all of the different packets of pickle mixes that Mrs. Wages® has to offer, pickle making has never been easier.  Quick-process pickle mixes are available in a variety of dill products from Kosher dills to spicy dills; bread and butter and zesty bread and butter, as well as sweet pickles and pickle relish.  Check out the Mrs. Wages® online store for the products that are available.

But before you can make pickles, you must have cucumbers.  Remember that not all cucumbers are created equal.  Continue reading

Some Great Gardening Advice for the First-Time Gardener

Raised Veggie GardenI was surfing the web for gardening tips to share with my readers on Facebook and Twitter and ran across a very helpful page on the Better Homes & Gardens website.

I’ve always found it helpful to review some of the basics before I get knee-deep in dirt in the Spring, so here’s a summary of just a few of the tips they had to share …

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