More Information Delicious Dill Dill Beautiful, Too Dill leaves taste better picked just before flowers form. Start picking the freshleaves as soon as they’re big enough to use. Pick them early in the morning or late in theevening, clipping them close to the stem.If you prefer to harvest dill seed, allow the flowers to form, bloom and go to seed.Cut the seed heads when most of the seeds have formed — about two to three weeks afterthe blossoming starts.Hang the seed heads upside down by their stems in a paper bag. The seeds will fall intothe bag when they mature and dry out.Store Dill in FridgeFreshly picked dill leaves have the best flavor. However, they keep for several days inthe refrigerator. Put their stems in a jar of water and cover the leaves with a plasticbag.They store for several months if you layer them with pickling salt in a covered jar inthe refrigerator. When you are ready to use the leaves, simply wash them and use them asfresh.There are several ways to store dill longer-term. Dry it by hanging bunches of stemsupside down in a dark, dry, airy place until they’re crumbly. Store them in a tightlysealed jar away from light, and use within six months. Or use a food dehydrator.Freeze dill by cutting the leaves, long stems and all, into sections short enough tofit into plastic bags. Don’t chop the leaves into bits, or they’ll lose fragrance andflavor. They’ll keep in the freezer for six months.