Region 16 Block of the Month (or week) 2021
The pumpkin is my favourite part of Halloween. (There are many aspects I can happily live without as I find them rather negative.) There are now so many different varieties of squash in the shops, from greeny orange through to quite a deep red, making an opportunity for shops to put on a colourful display. Not only are they colourful but the flesh makes good soup though I think pumpkin pie is an acquired taste. In the countryside, farmers are expanding the area sown to this ‘new’ crop and are able to offer Pick Your Own. My pumpkin has a happy face as this project looks at positive aspects of life each week for inspiration.