When I sprinkled the seeds of this lovely ‘Dukat Leafy Dill’ from Renee’s Garden, I was hoping this would happen. ‘Dukat’ is said to be leafy, delicious and a little slower to bolt. I had room for them to fluff up between the Gladiolus corms in my second trough, which this year is more of a cutting garden.
But my secret hope was to raise a family of swallowtail butterflies. Hooray! I’m now the proud mum of seven eggs.
It probably won’t be certain which type of swallowtail they are until they hatch. But because these are on something in the big carrot family, the beautiful Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes) is a strong probability. See how different the various swallowtail caterpillars look at this link to iNaturalist. The stripey one is my fave.
Anyone care to place bets?