Just a really quick post today, because this weekend we are celebrating the winter solstice (which actually falls on Monday). It is something to celebrate for light-lovers like me – the days are way too short at the moment!
From Monday they will begin to get longer again, imperceptibly at first then faster and faster. It is where all our lovely mythic tales about the child of promise, born in the depths of winter, come from. We celebrate with a big baked feast with plum pudding and handmade gift exchange, for about 70 people. It is one of my favourite annual events.
With all the excitement and guests though, I won’t be doing much gardening this planting break, so it is just as well that it is too late here for broad beans, too early for beans and tomatoes. The only fruiting plant suited to planting right now is another round of peas and snow peas.