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Whether they’re destined for jack-o-lanterns on Halloween, or turned into pies come Thanksgiving, pumpkins are a versatile warm weather crop. Growing a DIY pumpkin patch—along with any of the species in the Cucurbita family of gourds and squashes—is one of the oldest traditions in North America, going back thousands of years.