In the middle of one of the new beds that Keith has made for our garden, are growing volunteers from the compost heap. There are four pumpkin vines starting, and two have actually begun growing well. The mild weather we have had in the last few weeks has fostered their growth, but I fear that the next week will prove fatal to them, as we are expecting temps to fall after the next few days. Until then, the pumpkins will grow merrily on. This year we planted pumpkins but they did not do well, unlike five years ago when we had a bumper crop! I wish we could see these come to fruition!