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How to Grow Bay

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Below are general guidelines for growing bay plants including plant height to enable you to plan exactly where to place them when growing amongst other plants.

 

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Plant Height

Various - can grow up to 15m 

 

Sowing Seed

Not Recommended

 

Growing  in Pots

Buy a pot grown specimen and place outdoors in in a sunny sheltered place. Re-pot into larger pots as necessary. 

 

IMPORTANT - Make sure you buy sweet bay plants from reputable suppliers as most other laurels are poisonous.

Harvesting

Pick individual young leaves from all over the plant.

 

Uses

Goes well with meat dishes especially stews, casseroles and meat pasta sauces. Used in Bouquet Garni.

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