Baby Bay Laurel tree growing in Jacksonville edible landscape.
Did you know we can grow our own fresh bay leaves in North Florida? I didn’t, until I was gifted with this baby Bay Laurel tree.
The fresh leaves are absolutely delicious in beans, soups and rice – nothing like those old, dried-up, store-bought jars of bay leaves. Can’t wait for tomato season next year to try them in fresh marinara.
I sure hope my little baby tree grows up with me picking all its yummy leaves.
I’ve been gardening organically for 20+ years. I'm mostly vegetarian. I love cooking what I grow and creating recipes to incorporate whole grains, beans and seeds. In my Jacksonville home, I lower my carbon footprint with solar power, rainwater harvesting, composting, waste reduction, etc. I'm eager to do more! I launched Sustainable North Florida in 2012 as a way to donate my digital marketing skills to help promote the many sustainable events and people greening our community - and to connect with other locals who share my passion for protecting natural resources, eating healthy and living green. My vision is a more sustainable community that lovingly supports one another with knowledge and resources. Jacksonville is a great place to call home! » Read more from this author