5 Ways to Recycle Your Pumpkin After Halloween

  • Megan Douglas
  • 10/30/20
 
We love their ghoulish glow for Halloween but then what? Instead of tossing your pumpkin in the trash after make full use of them instead.
 
 

1. Make the Perfect Pumpkin Bread

If there is a top trend for 2020 it’s learning how to make bread! Lucky for you pumpkin bread is pretty easy and it’ll get the whole family in pumpkin spice mood. Here is one of my favorite recipes to get you started.
 
 

2. Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Just rinse the mass of seeds and strings under cool water and the seeds will separate easily. The leftover strings can be discarded or composted. See a couple pumpkin seed recipes here.
 
 

3. Feed Birds and Wildlife

Repurpose your leftover Halloween pumpkins to benefit backyard wildlife such as birds, butterflies, deer and more. You’ll want to follow these tips to build a pumpkin bird feeder or learn how to share the pumpkin leftovers with the birds and butterflies.
 
 

4. Plant and Grow Pumpkins

If you love pumpkins, you can successfully grow a patch in your very own backyard. In this guide, we’ll share some helpful tips that you can use to yield a wonderful crop of big, healthy pumpkins.
 
 

5. If All Else Fails Add the Pumpkins to Your Compost Pile

If all else fails, a jack-o-lantern makes a wonderful compost pile. They break down within a couple of weeks and give your garden some much-needed nutrients. You just need a compost bin for your old pumpkins.
 
If you have any other great ideas leave a comment so we can all enjoy different ways to recycle our pumpkins!



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