Here’s How To Plant And Care For Bay Laurel, The Aromatic Staple In Kitchens Worldwide

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Bay Laurel, scientifically known as Laurus nobilis, is more than just an attractive small tree or shrub; it’s a staple in kitchens worldwide.

Its glossy, dark green leaves are not just for show– they’re the famous bay leaves used to flavor soups, stews, and sauces.

Can you imagine plucking a leaf or two for your cooking directly from your own plant? What a dream!

And if that’s your goal, here’s everything you need to know about growing and caring for this powerful, aromatic plant.

Planting Bay Laurel: Laying The Foundations

Starting your Bay Laurel journey does require a bit of planning. First, choose a sunny location as it thrives in full sun, mimicking its Mediterranean origins. And if you’re in a cooler climate, consider planting it in a pot for easy movement indoors during harsh winters.

Spring planting is ideal, giving the plant ample time to establish itself. Also, if you’re opting to plant in a pot, ensure that it’s large enough to accommodate growth and has good drainage holes.

Optimal Growing Conditions: Sun, Soil, And Water

While Bay Laurel is adaptable, it also favors certain conditions. This pant prefers well-draining soil– a mix of potting soil, sand, and peat is ideal.

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