- In May and July you can add fertilizer.
- We recommend a dried organic fertiliser to be put on the pot. As a rule you give 1 handfull per 10 liters potcontents.
- You can also use a slow-working fertilizer like osmocote (3 months). This should be added in May.
- No fertilizer should be added after August.
|January||Do not forget to water once a month|
|February||Do not forget to water once a month|
|March||Start watering more frequently|
|April||Start watering more frequently|
|May||Place bay tree outdoors, Summer care, fertilize|
|June||Any pruning should be done before Midsummer’s Day (21 June)|
|September||If your bay tree is to be re-potted, do so now|
|November||Bring bay tree indoors, Winter care|
- After the middle of May there is little risk in putting the Bay outside.
- The plant can be put in full sun, but it flourishes in shade as wel.
- The bay should be watered regularly during the summer (daily when placed in full sun). Please note that the bay does not remain with its feet in the water.
- During the summer, your Bay will show when it is thirsty; the young shoots will ‘curl’. If you water the plant, everything will be back to normal within a few hours.
- Because of its mediteranean origin, the baytree is moderately frost hardy.
- You can keep your bay in shape if you hibernate it from November to March in a frost-free place (2-10 °C). This is the ‘rest periode’ of the Bay tree. The growth has stopped completely. Therefore you should not water the bay too much. At a temperature of 5 °C the Bay should be watered every 6 weeks. It is important that you do not allow the soil to dry out. Too much water is not good for the Bay. The leaves will turn yellow and fall.
- When there is not enough water, the leaves will turn greyish and crispy.
- If you want to enjoy your bay as long as possible, you can leave your bay outside as long as it does not freeze. Just remember to put it inside when the frost comes. If you want to be absolutely sure, just store your bay in a frost-free place. Light is not necessary, providing the plant is allowed to get accustomed to the bright spring sunlight. o not place the Bay immediately in full sun to prevent leaf scorch