We planted some pumpkin seeds last year to try to make a Jack-O-Lantern. We only had one pumpkin grow out after Mel pollinated the flowers. The problem was that it didn't grow out until mid-November.
It has been sitting on our back porch until I could get around to cutting it for the seeds. I decided to do that today since I had a little time before Veronica's birthday party.
What I found was that about half of the seeds had germinated and were either sprouting or starting to sprout, INSIDE the pumpkin. I know that this is normal for seeds to do that, but it is weird because it has been fairly chilly around here the last couple of months. Not really cold, but cooler than I would expect pumpkin seeds to start growing in.
The only thing I can figure out is that because of the sun shining on my back porch in the afternoon, it must have made conditions just right for the seeds to start growing.