We associate pumpkins with halloween, and of course they are fun to carve faces in to – BUT, they are also very good to eat. For the home-grower that is trying to produce crops to store over the winter, pumpkins are an attractive option since they store particularly well, thanks to their very tough skin. Sow seeds in early May individually in 7cm pots. Sow about 2cm deep. The pots will need to be kept on a heating mat or a sunny windowsill. Transplant them to larger 12 or 15cm pots after about 3 weeks. Leave the pots indoors or in a greenhouse or polytunnel. Plant outside at the end of may and give them plenty of space.