A sweet bay is a medium-sized tree that produces the culinary seasoning bay leaf. The aromatic bay leaf is used to season soups, roasts and other dishes. The slow-growing plant can be grown as a tree or shrub and is adaptable to pruning and shaping. They can be grown as a container plant, which will allow you to harvest their leaves.
Fill the pot with a mixture of 2/3 potting soil and 1/3 perlite.
Remove the seedling from its container. Do it gently so as not to disrupt the roots.
Plant the seedling in the pot, covering its roots in the soil. The bay seedling should be planted at the same depth as it was in the original container.
Water thoroughly and allow it to drain. Place in a sunny window.
Fertilize once in the spring and once in the summer. Choose a fertilizer that can be used for indoor or outdoor container plants. Follow the instructions on the packaging.
Move the plant outside when the danger of frost is over for the season.