Pumpkins growing everywhere! To help you get in the Pumpkin spirit, we offer a collection of pumpkins so the home gardener can enjoy a diverse autumn harvest. These five varieties range from the Small Sugar to the larger Howden, Rouge Vif D’ Etampes, Galeux d Eysines, and Casper. Easy to grow. Seeds may be started indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost or direct-sown when temperatures and the soil have warmed. Sow seed 1-2″ deep and thin to 3-4′ apart. Companions: corn, beans. Nasturtiums and marigolds deter squash bugs and other pests and oregano helps overall growth.