I decided a while back I wanted to grow a pumpkin patch in my back yard, and my vision was a nice small one but I noticed as more seeds started to sprout I became a little obsessed with growing as many as I can. I've been doing pretty well considering it's my first attempt at any type of gardening. I was excited to see a few days ago my first pumpkin growing, and counted more as the days went by. I lost count on how many I have but I do have one main pumpkin that is growing very well. I read up online about putting something beneath the pumpkin to keep it from rotting by laying on wet soil, has anyone else heard this? Also things seem to be getting a bit wild, anyone know about trimming things down? I wouldn't mind cutting away excess vines or leaves I just don't want to leave my patch prone to infection by bugs that can get into the vine. Any advice on how to make sure my pumpkins don't rot or advice on trimming away would be most helpful.