Finally I have germination of my Paton Twins giant pumpkin!
I planted the first of two very expensive seeds on 30th April and nothing at all has happened, it failed to germinate. Just a few days ago I planted the second seed and just one day after germinating the seed leaves are about 3 inches across!
I have been preparing a mound on which to plant it. The contents of a compost bin, chicken manure, composted grass clippings and well rotted horse manure. This lovely pile has been sitting for weeks waiting for lift off. Stand by!