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Last year was my first yearLast year was my first year growing a garden by myself. All the vine type plants (pumpkins, squash, melons, etc.) were killed by powdery mildew. They were doing great at first, by the end of summer the powdery mildew spread and rotted all the fruit and veggies. It was suggested to me that I burn the garden last fall, but I didn't get a chance to do it. In a month it will be time to plant the garden again. Will the mildew come back because I didn't burn the garden? Is there anything I can do now before I plant to prevent the powdery mildew from returning?

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