Americans have been carving faces into pumpkins since 1834. It was happening in parts of England and Ireland, as far back as the 17th century!
It's a timely occurrence, as squash come into season with the Fall. All of them ready to be turned into Jack O'Lanterns.
Apparently inspired by will o'th'wisps floating over peat bogs, the hollowed out innards are usually lit with a candle. The soft glow provides a ghoulish looking visage for Halloween night.
This year let your garden come alive at night with a trail of ceramic Jack O'Lanterns, which will not rot by morning.