Our local farmers' market held a giant pumpkin competition yesterday. I'd been tempted to enter our biggest pumpkin, but thought its 20cm diameter (quick estimate, I'm being too lazy to go and check properly!) wouldn't quite cut the mustard. It would have been fun to bring it along, though it would have been quickly dwarfed by the giants on display. No photos from the day, but the pumpkins were being carted in on forklifts, if that gives you an idea! Apparently the growers had special seeds. My pumpkins sprouted from our compost, which I think is pretty special, but not enough to grow giants. We also didn't plant the seedlings out quickly enough, not even knowing what they were at first. I'm hoping now that we will have enough warmth for a few of them to ripen and make some deliciously winter warming soup... Only time will tell!