Use for dill weed and grow for seeds. For the best dill in our area, grow in partial shade during our hot summers. But dill is not as difficult to grow in heat as cilantro is. For spring and fall growing, it is especially easy. If you like dill weed, you can cut it young and dry it, and plant more in August for fall and winter harvests. Allow your dill then grow back and flower and you will have tons and tons of dill seed for pickling, etc. Dill is a delightful herb with many culinary uses. Native to southern Europe, it is a staple in Greek cooking. It is common in Scandinavian and German food as well. Fresh or dried, dill leaves add a distinctive flavor to salads, fish, vegetable casseroles and soups.