I bought the seeds innocently enough, but the plants seem to have taken over my veg patch. The pumpkins. I suppose I knew they tend to make big plants, but this was supposed to be a smaller variety, and the instructions said plant them one metre apart so I figured they wouldn't get too big. But they've taken over. And the galia melon, watermelon and butternut squash plants that I swear I planted at the same time seem to have disappeared. Destroyed or assimilated by malevolent pumpkins! These pumpkins must be the Borg in disguise.
As a child I never made a pumpkin lantern, a serious omission in any western upbringing, I think. So, assuming that it ripens properly, this one in the picture will be hollowed out, carved, have a candle placed inside, and be used for some fun illumination.
Fench for Pumpkin is (le) potiron, which I just think has a nice sound to it :)