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Can I grow my own bay leaves?
Last Updated: 10th April, 2020
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Similarly one may ask, how do you grow bay leaves at home?
Sweet bay trees should be planted in well drained soil with an incorporation of generous amounts of compost. The trees can be kept at a smaller growth habit if grown in a container, which also allows the gardener to bring the tree indoors or to a sheltered location when cold temperatures threaten.
Additionally, what can I do with a lot of bay leaves? Dry the leaves and bundle with cinnamon sticks or other aromatics and make homemade potpourri/culinary gifts for the holidays. What cook wouldn't want a jar full of bay leaves? Store them and use them to make stock, in soups, as flavors for sauces, and so on. Batter and fry the leaf, add as a garnish to a dessert.
Also question is, what plant produces bay leaves?
How big does a bay leaf tree grow?
In the garden, bay trees grow as a large bushy shrub or small tree, reaching a height of 7.5m (23ft) or more.