I've never had much luck with pumpkins. Either starting from the seed or buying small pumpkin plants from the garden center. It seems insects (birds?) eat them or the ones that grow get marble sized pumpkins growing and then they just drop off the plant. I have a white pumpkin that my husband picked up in November. Given to him for free at an orchard where he was buying apples. So yup its still sitting here. No outward signs that its gone rotten but it might be inside. I don't know how long it takes a pumpkin to go bad. I was thinking of taking that pumpkin and putting it in my vegetable garden and just chopping it up into the ground and seeing what happens. I can't have any worse luck trying to grow pumpkins! Anyone think this might work at getting some volunteer pumpkins?