Pumpkins Containing one of the richest supplies of carotenoids, just a half-cup serving of pumpkin gives you more than two times the recommended daily dose of alpha-carotene. Not only is the flesh good for you, but so are the seeds. For smaller gardens, we like 'Wee B Little' pumpkin from Bonnie Plants. This variety has a semibush habit so it doesn't need a ton of room, and the fruit is versatile.
We grew this garden in a X in full sun. Because we have so much clay in the Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden, we grew the plants in raised beds filled with good-quality topsoil amended with compost. All of the plants were provided by Bonnie Plants./