I’ve shared the story of my volunteer gourds. That little plant is now over 30 feet long, rooting wherever it touches the ground and has traversed multiple, separate garden beds. I’ve been fighting a battle with the clippers to keep the pumpkins off of the other crops. A stalemate is the current status of said battle. Otherwise, I’ve let the pumpkins roam where they don’t interfere with other crops.
Current photo with the pumpkins cascading down the left side of the frame like a green waterfall:
As I stated, I have done nothing to the plants except trim them back from the other crops. Therefore I have over 20 pumpkins ripening, most being stunted:
My butchery of the pumpkins so save the hops: