I repotted my #ittybitty #baytree last fall and added a bunch of mulch and compost -- it's got a lot of new growth and it's only June! 12 June 2022 #laurus-nobilis #baylaurel #bay #herb #gyo #gyo-herbs
My #baytree has grown a respectable 3 inches since I got it this spring from the #herbsocietyofamerica especially considering I've been using its leaves in cooking here and there. It deserves a better pot than its current cardboard oatmeal can. 8 Oct 2021 #baylaurel #laurus-nobilis #herb #gyo #treesfromcuttings #ediblelandscaping #recycle #reuse
@emch yes it's for cooking. I didn't know bayberry could be used in place of bay (laurel)! That's so much more convenient and probably has a much better chance of making it in this climate. I'm in zone 7a so the bay laurel will have to come inside for the winter.
@sushiwaitress this convo inspired me to finally send for some bayberry bushes. Apparently they are quite happy in swampland so they will be a natural fit in the back forty. CANNOT WAIT even though they are going to be years off from candlemaking. Google Assistant informs me that the leaves and berries CAN be used in cooking after all.