I took this photo last week of a field very near us. Pumpkin growing in the UK is a relatively recent development and in South Lincolnshire, where we live, is Europe’s biggest pumpkin grower.
Over the last few years the town of Spalding has embraced the annual harvest with a Pumpkin Parade through the town in mid-October. The crowned Flower Queen rides in a pumpkin coach, we have stalls in the marketplace and fireworks. Children dress up, there’s entertainment and, of course, loads of pumpkins.
Which makes me wonder why I still haven’t bought mine….