All the 2017 slots for pumpkin patch photo shoots are now taken but we are taking bookings for 2018!
A nominal charge of £20/hr is made to cover the time I need to spend with you. Bookings are taken from 1st September through until the last weekend in September. Please remember that the weather is beyond my control and your booking fee is non refundable if cancelled with less than 48 hrs notice!
An early start this morning to harvest the first pumpkin of the season ready for filming the Halloween episodes of BBC’s Eastenders. I’ve been working with the prop buyers to match the pumpkin supplied to the script so hopefully we might see it again in Albert Square towards the end of October.
All the 2017 pumpkins are now planted – indoors and outdoors. After a difficult germination (we are blaming the seed compost we used) the plants grew well.
For the indoor plants the next milestone is pollination where we select the female flower we want to grow on and the male flower that we wish to cross pollinate it with. The outdoor plants have to take their chances with what our bees decide is best for them.
Keeping up with the weeding and watering are the ongoing challenges until harvest time.
If you want to have a go at 3D Pumpkin carving then selecting the right pumpkin is key. Top pumpkin carver Brandy Davies has put together a short video explaining her thoughts on how to pick the best pumpkin for 3D pumpkin carving, explaining the different features that you should look for.
It is all fairly self explanatory but, if you have questions then we would be very happy to discuss the finer points when you are here at Big Pumpkins picking your perfect pumpkin. Go on – have a go!