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How to grow bay laurel in pots or window boxes

bay laurel

Bay laurel (laurus nobilis) is a perennial plant that grows to a height of 3 to 5 meters. You can pick bay laurel leaves in August or September. You can then dry them and use them in your recipes. For example, lentil soup with bay laurel dried leaves is a traditional Greek recipe.

Although you can start bay laurel using seeds, it may have been better to get a small plant from a nursery and transplant it into your pot. The best months for transplanting bay laurel plants are January and February.

Bay laurel plants tolerates low temperatures and does not require regular watering.

Greek name: Δάφνη.

For guides on growing more herbs in pots or window boxes in the city, you may also check: How to grow 16 herbs and other aromatic plants in pots and window boxes.


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