Okay, this post title makes me giggle! I have tried for eight years to grow pumpkins in my backyard. Every year yields big leaves and no pumpkins. A few years ago our neighbors sneaked into our yard while we were out and “planted” full size pumpkins in my pumpkin patch! It was the cutest, most original surprise! Here’s a peak at the ONLY pumpkin I have grown: this is full size!
I have tried growing them here in a raised bed:
I tried raising them in steel tubs:
And, where do they end up growing. In the front yard, near the front porch behind a large rock. Like they were hiding from me or taunting me. So how did they get here, 25 yards from prior patches? Well after Thanksgiving, I missed the garbage truck and I had rotting pumpkins to hide minutes before an annual Couples Christmas Cocktail Party. So, I stashed the rotting pumpkins behind the rock. And, here is my new pumpkin patch: