What to do this Halloween

As the crisp mornings and lush autumnal tones start to creep in, there’s no denying the distinct season change in the air… But who’s not a tad excited at the appearance of woolly winter wear, steamy bowls of soup and cosy nights in?!

Before we’re condemned for mentioning the “festive season” too soon, we take a look at what you can do to keep the family entertained this Halloween…

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Find a local “Pick Your Own” event and take the family along to choose the perfect pumpkin… They’ve usually got other activities like spooky corn mazes and fun fairs to make a day of it…

Host a Halloween Party

Invite some close friends and family and host a gruesome get together with themed party food, spooky games like bobbing for apples, a costume catwalk, or even a pumpkin carving competition…

Send a picture of your pumpkin creations to socialmedia@gabrielash.com or upload it to our Facebook Page by midnight on 31st October 2018 and you could win an accessories bundle of a set of 3 seed trays, a potting tray, and a watering can…

Harvest your Seeds…

Depending on the size of your Pumpkin, you can harvest a pretty good stock of seeds for next year with minimal fuss…

Saving your Pumpkin Seeds

  1. Remove the innards and seeds of your pumpkin and place in a colander.
  2. Run water over the seeds and pulp and pick out the seeds. You will likely not need as many seeds as you’ll find in the pumpkin so just pick out a healthy stock to see you through the season – around three times more seeds then the amount of plants you plan on growing.
  3. Larger seeds will have a better chance of germinating, so try and cherry pick the biggest ones.
  4. Space your seeds out on a dry paper towel, and place them in a cool dry spot for around a week.
  5. Once the seeds are dry, store in an envelope ready for planting next season.

Order your free seed collecting kit and sample of Mr Fothergills Cinderella Pumpkin Seeds Here: https://gardenerscorner.gabrielash.com/pumpkin-seeds-giveaway/

Help out the Habitats

Wildlife like squirrels and birds love pumpkin! So instead of throwing out your left overs, why not leave it at the bottom of the garden or at a local park or wood and give the inhabitants a seasonal treat!

Check back at our Gardeners Corner and YouTube Channel for more interesting articles and gardening and craft tutorials

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Competition

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Halloween is almost here! It is time to decorate your greenhouse! Why not carve a pumpkin together with your family? Apart from joining our contest on our Facebook page, you can also join via sending us an email with the following content:

  1. A photo of your carved pumpkin
  2. A few lines about your inspiration

The competition entry will end on 31 October 2018 (Time: 23:59). Terms and conditions are shown at the bottom.

For the winner who has the best-carved pumpkin, the prize will be an Accessories bundle including a set of 3 seed trays, a potting tray and a watering can. They worth £200!

Here are the close-ups of the Accessories bundle:

A set of 3 seed trays:

Potting tray:

Watering can:

Pumpkin Carving Competition terms and conditions:

1. The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom aged 18 years old or over except employees of Gabriel Ash and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organisation or judging of the competition.
2. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
3. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
4. Only one entry will be accepted per person. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified.
5. Closing date and time for entry will be 31 October 2018, 23:59. After this date and time then no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
6. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
7. The rules of the competition and how to enter are as follows:
Like the Gabriel Ash Facebook page, like the post, share the post and leave a comment (with a photo of a carved pumpkin originally by the entrant) and few lines of the story; or send the photo and text to socialmedia@gabrielash.com. The entry should be original and any non-original creation will be disqualified.
8. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition.
9. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
10. The prize is as follow:
An Accessories bundle including a set of 3 seed trays, a potting tray and a watering can. The total amount worth £200.
The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered.
11. The winner will be chosen by Gabriel Ash.
12. The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected/ is delivered.
13. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
14. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
15. The result will be released on 1 November 2018 on Gabriel Ash’s Facebook page and the website.
16. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administrated by, or associated with Facebook. You are providing information to Gabriel Ash and not to any other party.

Pumpkin Seeds Giveaway

As part of our Halloween celebrations we are delighted to be able to giveaway Mr Fothergill’s Pumpkin Seeds to any gardener’s looking to grow their own pumpkins.

To receive a sample packet of Mr Fothergill’s Pumpkin Seeds please just fill our the form below.

We have a limited supply of these seeds so they will be given out on a ‘first come first served’ basis so do not delay apply for your seeds today.

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We will also be growing a pumpkin right here in HQ, so don’t forget to check back and see our progress.

Pumpkin Carving Competition

Pumpkin Seeds Giveaway

We also have a Pumpkin Carving competition which you can find more info on here. To enter you can post your carved pumpkin picture to our Facebook page or send your picture to socialmedia@gabrielash.com, with a few lines about your inspiration!

The winner will receive an Accessories bundle worth £200, including a set of 3 seed trays, a potting tray, and a watering can.

 

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