A pumpkin is just another member of the squash family but it is a vegetable that is more versatile than any other squash. Because of this they deserve their own spot in the garden. You can use them in soups, muffins, pies cakes and save the seeds for a snack. Few crops are as easy to grow as pumpkins. The biggest problem I have in my area is squash bugs. I just had to decide they were worth spraying insecticides for since I have not come up with a reliable organic method here in the Midwest.