So here are my first pumpkins, Big Max:
and Georgie's Carabocha:
Carabocha already looks as if it is going to run amok over the site - has about 6 leaders, whereas the Big Max look a little more restrained, with only one main stem each.
They are all planted in manure, topped off with leaf mold and have been treated to some nettle feed. Am trying to get some seaweed extract to ensure they are getting all the nutrients they need. Have also heard they like Guiness so I might treat them !