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Gardening: Pump it up for a scary Halloween

Ali Rochford: learn the best tricks to grow your own pumpkins for this spooky time of year.

26th October, 2014
The humble pumpkin is becoming more and more popular. Picture: Getty

With the current trend for pumpkin carving and Halloween decorating, this humble fruit is becoming more and more popular. They are grown commercially here now, but with supermarkets selling them so cheaply, it is hard to see farmers continuing to support the trend. So why not grow your own Halloween pumpkins next year? Now is a good time to order seeds for spring sowing, especially if you wish to grow something a little unusual.


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