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    cinnpie is offline Germinator
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    Default When to pick bay leaves?

    Hi-

    I know this is an odd question and I guess the obvious answer is 'anytime' but I had one gardening source mention that the leaves are best before the tree flowers. I have 4 bay trees, 2 in bloom and the other two on the way. Also, can I use the leaves fresh or is dry better?

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    Fresh, as you want them.

    Flower? Mine's never flowered.

    All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

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    Piuck them any time, including right through the winter, fresh is always better tho if I have to prune mine, I always dry the leaves also.
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    Mine is flowering now. Tiny little cream fluffy things. Rather nice. Doesn't stop me using the leaves though.
    Whoever plants a garden believes in the future.

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