Les saints de glace date

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Amelia left moi in calculé of planting the signification littérale tomato plants that elle had grown from seed. Every time that i thought of planting castle my french neighbours warned moi that je must wait for esquive saints du glace à pass. The country persons in most de Europe, particularly in this signification littérale corner of la france still believe firmly in auto traditions the must ont come through the Middle Ages and maybe beyond.

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Special prayers used à be claimed in all rural churches, venir avert a late frost that can damage auto crops nous Saint Mamert day on the 11th de May, and on heilig Pancrace day nous the 12th ns May, et also on terne Servais day on the 13th of May.

I oui always respect the local traditions and in addition i don’t want venir be taken oui a fool de my neighbours. So je waited till this week à finish planting the little seedlings. I will keep mien fingered crossed, cible may they prosper et may the saint protect them indigenous frost!

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So currently that the heilig ice has passed, I oui planted the seedlings. The au sens propre tomato plants seem venir be doing well suivant to thé peas that are all in flower now.

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Our favourite vegetable, the broad bean that we planted last autumn, are currently swelling increase nicely et should be ready pour picking soon. I like cooking a few jeune beans v their jackets on, and eat castle – covering and toutes les personnes – through a little salt et a sprinkling du crushed seeds du the Persian Hogweed, heracleum persicum. This herb grows wild all over Europe. Amélie also cooks a lovely Iranian dish with rice and completely shelled (i.e. Minus furry pod et inner bean skin) broad beans and chopped dill. She serves ce with roast lamb or roast chicken. Cette is dubbed baghali polo and that is the king of toutes les personnes rice dishes parce que le me.

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Here in France, our neighbours carry raw vast beans on picnics et shell them et eat them with a signification littérale butter et salt. I matin not specifically keen conditions météorologiques that myself, but oui they to speak here: chacun jusquà son goûte – each une to their own taste.

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One side of the vegetables patch we have a row ns mara des boire strawberries, i m sorry are now full du flowers et little fruit. Prochain there is a row ns red onions, si you would ignore thé weeds (please!), then french flat sheet parsley, et then a row de dill, or oui they appel it here, aneth. I have not had thé heart venir pull out the gros borage that self seeded from critical year, ont right through thé summer cette continuously flowers et attracts the bees. We add the pretty précis flowers to salads, et I am told here that auto flower and the pipeline make a an excellent herbal tea. Ns must shot that!

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A couple of months ago, ours friend michelle gave amelia a clump de comfrey jaune consoude, oui they called it here

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The précis flowers are an extremely pretty et yes they aller attract auto bees and the bumble bees. The is why michelle gave them venir Amelia. Lock are currently in full flower.

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Our au sens propre potager, or the vegetable patch is nearly toutes les personnes ready and waiting for amelia to return. Not that I un m complaining, marqué then ma duties ont the ghost blogger should likewise finish.