Bay Leaf


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Bay Leaf


When l lived on the Isle of Wight, one of the most commonly grown plants was, in fact, Bay Leaf. They were everywhere, in both bush and tree forms. I have a large pot with a mini-ornamental Bay tree in the garden here.

It works well in seeing off flies, so even just the presence of some well-appointed bowls with both dried and fresh leaves will keep them away as well.

Bay leaf has healing properties, and you can add it to soups and broths as a great condiment.

The beauty of the Bay is that it can be grown anywhere in the garden. It is pretty happy and content either in the ground or in large pots.

The oils present in the Bay leaf can act as an excellent deterrent for stores of beans or grains and work against moths and the likes of weevils.

On a companionship level, Bay is great when planted near beans, parsley, sage, Rosemary, lavender, thyme and even olives.
Top 8 Benefits of Bay Leaves

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5 thoughts on “Bay Leaf

  1. Bay leaf along with sage are two flavors/scents that I don’t care for – both are considered to have beneficial properties which, I’m afraid I shall have to live without. (For some strange reason you fell off my “follow” list and I didn’t even get my usual email notifications either…hmmm)

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    1. Hey Grace, it’s so strange you should mention that! [Not the bay leaf], but the notifications side.

      I noticed yesterday that l had gone from 71 followers to 70 so l checked my stats and you were still there, and yet you have had to follow again, so that’s weird.

      WP and their glitches can be a little irksome at times.

      I am with you on the sage, and whilst l like bay it at times can be a little overpowering scent wise.

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