Pumpkins are always a favorite with their cheery appearance and delightful flavor. Plant in full sun, and give the plant plenty of room to spread its vines out. Pumpkins are warm weather crops and can be damaged by frost. Wait to transplant outside till risk of frost is passed. Plant in well draining soil, with regular waterings. Try to avoid getting leaves and stems wet to discourage powdery mildew. Maturing in fall, pumpkins are great as a fall ornamental or to add to recipes such as pies, curries, cookies, and more.