Hopefully you have an idea of where you are going to put your giant pumpkin this year.
As a general rule of thumb, the more space you have the better, but don’t let this put you off if you have a small garden. I’ve grown in a very small area a few years ago, and grew a nice sized pumpkin.
One of the biggest things to think about is where the vines will run, and if there is enough room for this to occur, also keep in mind if you are planting near or around animals, you don’t want them eating things, or stomping on vines or even worse your pumpkin. I’m planting in a paddock, and I have to make sure that I check with the local farmer if he is going to bring cattle in during the season, if he is, I need to make sure I have some sort of fencing system set up.
Pumpkins love water, so is your location handy to a water supply? Is it easy to get into with a vehicle at the end of the season to move your pumpkin? These are all things you need to think about, especially early on, as it reduces the headaches that could happen later on.