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SMASHING PUMPKINS!

Pumpkins certainly have presence. Over the course of the summer, plants will grow from modest seedlings to great galumphing giants - a billowing eruption of foliage dominating their corner of the plot.

They may not be the most space-efficient of vegetables, but pumpkins are undoubtedly great fun to grow and a pretty robust and reliable crop at that. Aside from regular watering they demand very little attention over the summer months. Plants will simply tick over, getting bigger and bigger, until all those leaves and stems are finally clobbered by the first chilly nights of autumn. Then, as the plants die back, those

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