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The Ice Saints 2020 / Les Saints de glace 2020

The Ice Saints, 11th, 12th and 13th May – Les Saints de glace 2020
Traditionally, an amateur gardener did not start work on the vegetable patch until after Easter as it was assumed that there was still a risk of night frosts up until that time.
This corresponds with a well known saying and legend here in France, that is to watch out for The Ice Saints (Les Saints de Glace). The dates of the Ice Saints correspond to the dates of May 11, 12 and 13.
Saints de Glace 2020, les 11, 12 et 13 mai …
Traditionnellement, un jardinier amateur ne commençait à travailler sur le potager qu’après Pâques, car on supposait qu’il y avait encore un risque de gelée nocturne jusqu’à cette époque.
Cela correspond à un dicton et une légende bien connus ici en France, à savoir faire attention aux Saints de glaces. Les dates des Saints des glaces correspondent aux dates des 11, 12 et 13.

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Growing Sweet Peas / Faire pousser les pois de senteur

Version en français en bas de la page … Sweet Peas Sweet peas, which come in either dwarf varieties or those that grow up to 2.5 metres tall, are grown as named or mixed varieties. They are famous for their scent and colour. The header picture shows a variety called Spencer (Lathyrus odoratus), one the […]