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I'm a former pumpkin growerI'm a former pumpkin grower from Rockford/Caledonia IL, and we'd regularly get pumpkin plants growing in our compost pile after the autumn holidays! We also had tomatoes in our garden every year, but only planted one plant the first year! The soil was very rich because we added compost and make every spring, which surely helped, but we didn't have a hose long enough to reach the garden and we had great harvests every year.

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