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How to grow bay leaves on the windowsill: tips

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How to grow bay leaves at home

Bay leaves are not just a flavorful seasoning. It can be used in everyday life as a natural disinfectant - the rich smell repels cockroaches.

You can also grow bay leaves on your own on the windowsill. This herb is very unpretentious, but it will become an indispensable assistant in the kitchen. OBOZ.UA tells you about the nuances of growing bay leaves.

Step 1

Before sowing the seeds in the ground, you need to place them in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks. This is important for better and faster germination. Then, after cleaning the seeds from the shell, soak them in warm water for 3 days.

How to grow bay leaves on the windowsill: tips

Stage 2

Now let's move on to the stage of planting in the ground. A cactus substrate is best. Choose a pot with drainage holes.

The seeds should be planted to a depth of 1.5-2 cm, and the distance between the seeds should be 2 cm.

After that, water the substrate and cover it with plastic. Place in a warm place, but do not forget to ventilate regularly. The film should be removed immediately after the first sprouts appear.

Step 3

When the seedlings grow a little, and they have 2-4 leaves, you need to transplant the plant into separate pots. After transplanting, experts advise putting the containers in a dark place for 10-14 days. This is important for the formation and strengthening of the root system.

And only then can you put the bay leaves on the windowsill. The plant is unpretentious in care - regular watering is enough.

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