I knew that pumpkins would grow like crazy when they get started. I grew them for a client about 10 years ago and was looking forward to growing my own. I planted about 6 seeds at the end of March. It took about 7 days for them to sprout. They are now taking over the backyard! Many days Rick would look at them and ask me "Are they supposed to grow this fast?". I would smile and say yes. They are spilling out of the raised bed now. And that's ok because there's not a lot else going on there. I see a few female flowers with tiny fruit on them. I can't wait to watch the fruit grow! I remember that today they'll be an egg, tomorrow a softball and the day after they'll be the size of a basketball! Watch for more pumpkin updates! Yay pumpkins!