My pumpkin patch definitely did well this year. Because of a lack of free time, I decided to just let pumpkin flowers bloom all over the place and didn't stop them. If I had limited it to say one pumpkin per plant, I would have had bigger pumpkins. Originally the goal was to have a 100 pound pumpkin but oh well. There's never enough time to get things down. Now at least I have more for the kids to paint or make Jack-O-Lanterns with.
Even without any special attention (other than lots of manure when planting) I'll probably get one or two 50 pound pumpkins.
The vines really took over the entire area and even grew up the side of a nearby 12 foot rhodo.
The last picture shows the vines that grew up a tree and over the fence into my neighbor's yard. So far he hasn't complained but I plan on pulling the vines down before he notices the big pumpkin in his bushes. Ooops!