With an above average warm fall, I've managed to get the 2nd pumpkin patch prepped and I didn't think I'd be able to do that, but the weather has been kind. This second area is larger than the first, with enough space for 3 full-size plants. I'll grow one plant and the kids will grow a plant each in this space. I put in about 5 yards of compost along with some sulfur, nitrogen, phosphorous and humic acid in the patch and then tilled it all in. After that I sowed a winter rye cover crop. The soil in this area was very compacted from construction vehicles, so I'll need to work it good again in the spring.