How to grow a giant pumpkin
1 Choose a warm, sunny spot with shelter from the wind. Pumpkin vines need plenty of space. 2 Mix a bucket load of compost into the soil plus a spoonful of slow-release fertiliser per plant. 3 Plant your seedling OR make a mound of soil and plant 2 or 3 seeds in it. When they grow choose the strongest seedling and remove the others.
Water to keep the soil moist. Once the fruit appears, water less often but soak thoroughly so that the water goes deep into the soil. 5 Basically, giant pumpkins grow in the same way as any other pumpkin, but if you want to grow the biggest here’s the trick: You must choose one pumpkin and cut off the others. The pumpkin that gets the whole plant to itself gets all the energy that the plant makes in its leaves. So it grows like crazy!