Both children and adults like growing pumpkins. Pumpkins can be used for making into pies and other deserts, carving into jack-o'-lanterns, and using for fall decorations. Some gardeners enjoy growing giant pumpkins for display or entering into giant pumpkin contests at county fairs. Pumpkins are a warm-season vegetable and don't handle frost. When growing pumpkins, wait to plant them in the garden until danger of spring frost has passed. In the garden, pumpkin vines can take up quite a bit of space. If you have limited garden space, consider growing a semi-bush or bush pumpkin. Pumpkins are planted in hills and grow best in full sun and well-drained soil.