Oh, dear, don't mention pumpkins to us. We planted a couple a few years ago and then had to go back to England to deal with a family issue. We were away for a month and set up an automatic watering system for the tomatoes (from a tank of water in the barn roof fed by the well).
Some kind friends mowed the lawn for us while we weren't there and severed the little black hosepipe leading to the tomatoes. The nearby (then very small) pumpkins thus received about 1000 litres of water.
When we got back the pumpkins had spread over an area of 25 sq metres - through the tomatoes, through the runner beans, across the lawn and through the soft fruit bushes. It took me nearly two hours to cut them back savagely.
So, keep an eye on yours or they will run away with you!
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