| Bay Laurel |
| Laurus nobilis|
| Uses: Culinary/Medicinal/Industrial
|| Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 8-10) |
| When to Sow: Spring
|| Ease of Germination: Moderate/Special Treatment Required |
Like wine, thyme and leeks, bay leaf is a foundation flavour of French cuisine. Meat, fish and poultry dishes almost always have a touch. Frost-sensitive small trees; best grown in tubs that afford easy movement indoors during winter. Note: Bay seeds will not germinate if they dry out too much in storage.