Pumpkins on muddy damp lawn
I have a great raised bed where I planted my pumpkins, well-draining and they're thriving. Unfortunately, I underestimated the space I'd need and so the pumpkins are starting to vine down into the lawn. This is fine, except I'm worried about the conditions of the lawn. I live outside New Orleans, it is hot, super humid and rainy. We get a lot of standing water in the yard, it's a wet muddy mess after rain and can take a couple days to dry out.
Are those conditions going to be bad for my pumpkins? I'm considering putting some pallets or milk crates around edge of bed to keep the vines and pumpkins out of the water and muck. Anyone else tried something like this? Can anyone surmise a guess how it might turn out? The plants have rerooted in the bed but this would of course stop the vines from rooting down any further.