Growing Pumpkins in the garden can be a lot of fun, especially when it's Halloween! Now is the time to plant the seeds to grow your own jack-o-lanterns. Be sure to choose a sunny location with lots of room for your pumpkin vine to spread. Water well, especially in this Kern County Heat. Pumpkins need about 2 Ė 4 inches of water each week. It's been suggested to plant marigolds or radishes near your pumpkin plants to deter pests. So grab your kiddos, plant those seeds and enjoy your boo-tiful bounty.