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Pumpkins are heavy feedersPumpkins are heavy feeders and I would plant them in a different area this year. Be shure to feed your last year's garden with a good compost or other natural amendments. I always rotate heavy feeders every year and plant a cover crop to till in for the following year. Burning diseased plants or putting them in the trash is a good idea. I wouldn't plant a heavy feeder in the same spot for two or three years. If you don't have the room to rotate then feed the soil heavily. I like a mulch of at least 6 to 8 inches but pull it aside to get your plants into the soil. Happy gardening!

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