The nights begin to get longer, and we start to think less about salads and more about hearty food. Luckily our plots are thinking along the same lines.
Pumpkins are not just for carving
Here are some other super facts about this Hallowe'en favourite:
Pumpkins are members of the same family as the squash, the cucumber and even the melon
The largest pumpkin ever grown weighed in at a colossal 1,689lb
Squash are technically a fruit, but probably taste better as soup than served with custard
Antarctica is the only continent where pumpkins can't grow
Also in season
Looking beyond pumpkins, other goodies from the garden this month include Cox apples, runner beans, blackberries, Brussels sprouts, spring green cabbage, white cabbage, savoy cabbage, red cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, kale, leeks, marrow, potatoes, spinach, squash and sweetcorn.
Jobs for the garden
Just because the veg growing season is slowing down, it doesn't mean it's time to hang up your wellies for the winter. The big (and exciting job) for this month is to collect up your harvest. Why stop at the garden? Head out to the hedgerows to grab yourself some blackberries which are a welcome addition to any apple crumbles you may find yourself eating this month.