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What to do with plants after harvest season?

I have 2 raised boxed gardens. I planted cucumbers, green beans, watermelon, cantaloupe and pumpkins. I don’t know what to do now. Do I pull up plants or leave it alone till next year? I can’t seem to find any information about it. Thanks so much for your time.

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#1 Comment By kathrync On 10/28/2014 @ 1:50 am

You can pull the plants or leave them there. If you pull them then you are that much closer to being ready to plant next spring. Also if you have a compost pile you can throw them in there and then when it is composted you have more nutrients for your garden again.

#2 Comment By theficuswrangler On 10/28/2014 @ 3:16 am

After harvest, the best thing to do is pull the plants and put them on the compost heap. If you don’t have one, this would be a great time to start one. [1]

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