Basil is often used in Asian and Italian dishes and comes in a wide variety of colors.
If you’re wanting a substitute for dill that tastes similar, we’d suggest going for tarragon.
Dill seed is not an ideal substitute for dill weed. Which may come as a surprise to the casual cook! The great thing about dill is that you can eat the whole of the plant. This means not only can you eat those delicious leaves, but you can also eat the tasty bulb and the plant’s seeds, too.
The first herb that tastes and appears similar to dill is fennel. This herb has very similar leaves to dill weed, so you could be forgiven for mistaking one for the other at a glance. Fennel has a more aniseed flavor, but this does taste quite similar to the more potent varieties of dill. Fennel in particular makes for a great garnish substitute for dill because of how similar they appear.
Can you substitute cilantro for dill?
Some people believe you should include lots of dill flowers in your wedding ceremony. They are believed to offer protection as well as bringing wealth, passion, and happiness to your home.
(Note: an umbel is a whorl, a round circle spray of the plants buds or flowers.)
If you do try to grow some dill herb, in a small patch of garden or in a window box, don’t plant the seed all at once. In her recipes in The Joy of Pickling, Linda Ziedrich is a big believer in using fresh herbs, even suggesting that it’s worth trying to grow some dill yourself, staggering the planting every few weeks until midsummer so that you have a constant supply as it matures. She says that fresh dill seeds taste very different; that they “taste fresh and mild” before they dry out.  Ziedrich, Linda. The Joy of Pickling. Page 14.
For a 3-5″ (8 to 12 cm ) sprig of fresh dill, you can substitute ¼ teaspoon of dried dill weed.
The National Center for Home Food Preservation says, “For each quart, try 3 heads of fresh dill or 1 to 2 tablespoons dill seed (dill weed = 2 tablespoons).”  National Center for Home Food Preservation. Frequently Asked Pickle Questions. Accessed March 2015. [Ed: It’s not clear what they mean by the dill weed = addition at the end there: perhaps it means OR 2 tbsp dill weed. ]
Other canners will find that their store has a deal on cucumbers but there’s no fresh dill weed within miles to be found.