Here are the 3 pumpkins I grew this year still in various degrees of ripeness on my laundry room floor. I thought it would be fun to grow them for the kids and was hopeful they would be ready by Hallowe'en, but no such luck. Since I have a small urban space, I chose a variety that was fairly compact - but it was only medium in terms of planting to harvest time.
That's OK, the kids still had fun watching them grow, and I didn't plan to use my homegrown organic pumpkins for jack o'lanterns anyway - they're going to be food!! Yum.