We had two pumpkins sitting on our front porch in the fall. They looked great.
We left the pumpkins outside, and we noticed some kind of critter started to attack it.
So I decided to bring it inside and cut it up, and everything but the seeds went into our compost bin. I didn't save any seeds to plant in out garden because these are not baking pumpkins. If we are to grow pumpkins, I would want sweet ones that are tastier for baking and eating. I figure, pumpkin plants are really large and if I sacrifice gardening space for them, I at least want them to be delicious ones. These pumpkins we had are watery and tend to be tasteless. I think the critters, aka evil squirrels enjoyed them though. ;)