placing something under pumpkins
Should I be placing something (plastic, landscape fabric etc.) under established pumpkins? I have a patch about 15ft. by 25 ft. of good dirt where I have planted, then the vines just grow out into the grass. Of course now I cannot mow, wondering about the pumpkins sitting in the tall grass. I also have several plants growing out of a huge leaf/compost pit so those pumpkins are sitting on leaves. Is it best to put something under each pumpkin? I see people often do this, what advantage does it have?