From giant pumpkins that can weigh hundreds of pounds to tiny miniature pumpkins that fit neatly in the palm of a child’s hand, there’s a pumpkin for just about every need, taste, and desire. Growing pumpkins requires ample space. Give pumpkins, especially the larger ones, plenty of space to sprawl. There’s a reason they call it a pumpkin patch — these autumn treasures need room and sprawl several feet out in all directions. Traditional orange jack-o-lantern pumpkins are fun for carving, but also try other-colored pumpkins, from white to buff, blue-green, and scarlet.
Different varieties, to some degree, control the size of pumpkins. But for the very largest pumpkins, be sure to provide a constant supply of moisture, sunshine, and fertilizer.