Throwing away your rotting pumpkin after Halloween can make for an unpleasant experience. The smell alone makes you second guess carving pumpkins next year, thankfully we all tend to forget about our conviction when it comes time to decorate next year. I mean, we all love fall decorations. So what if there is a better, and more beneficial, way to get rid of your old pumpkin? Composting is the thing for you.
Before we get into a step by step for how to best compost your old pumpkin. Pumpkin planters are a cool way to decorate your home for the fall.
Pumpkin Planters are simple, festive and can make your home, or yard, look fall and Halloween ready. Depending on where you live, plant something that could survive a frosty winter night, some succulents or pansies. If you would like to make a Pumpkin Planter for yourself, here are the step by step instructions.
Anyone who has lived here in the South knows that once you put the pumpkin outside you have a good three days before nature starts to run its course. There are precautions you can take that will increase how long the pumpkin will last. This article on Mother Nature Network details multiple ways to make your hard work last longer. Check their article out here.
When Halloween is over with, or your pumpkins start to turn, now it’s time for you to try your hand at composting. If you have never tried it before no worries it is much easier than you’d think.