Because I heard that pumpkins grow wild if directly sowed into the ground.
But I already have pumpkin seeds and was really looking forward to growing pumpkins... but I don't want to have a pumpkin patch in my backyard. So in order to control it from growing wildly, I was thinking to grow them in a bucket. Otherwise, I don't know what to do with my pumpkin seeds. And it seems like a loss. I was gonna give them away to family, friends, donate some, and cook some.
*at a loss, not wanting to concede*