Sainte-Barbe it’s time to plant Blé d’Esperance in Provence
Contributor blog post by Aixcentric:
If you’re in Provence, you will probably have already bought your little pack of seeds to plant today to mark the feast of Saint Barbara (Sainte-Barbe), and hopefully with some warmth and sunshine, they will be ready for Christmas.
The local saying is: Quand le blé va bien, tout va bien.
…Continue reading here for some detail on this Christmas tradition where you start planting your wheat seeds on December 4th so that the little plant is read for your table on Christmas Eve.