Bay leaf plant + sweet potato = ?

Bay leaf plant + sweet potato = ___?___

Did you know you can use live bay leaf plants for pickling your organic vegetables? I never thought of using live sweet bay leaves until this year. So I bought a small bay leaf plant from Hirt’s Gardens and planted with a Japanese sweet potato that was sprouting.

I used fresh bay leaves in the lacto mixed veggie pickle recipe…very tasty!


just the bay leaf showing; Japanese sweet potato underground
bay leaf plant + Japanese sweet potato (on right)


Note: If you are immunocompromised, refrigerate your lacto-fermented vegetables or pickles right away; do not leave them on the counter at room temperature to ferment. Follow your healthcare team’s instructions regarding food safety!

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