Halloween is over and it’s time to put that Jack-O-Lantern that guarded your front porch to better use. Here are some great ways to reuse your holiday pumpkins!
Did you know that your wilting Jack-O-Lantern could be used as awesome plant-loving compost? Before putting your pumpkin in the pile, remove all candles and battery-operated tea lights along with any other decorations attached to the pumpkin (ribbons, googly eyes, etc.). Be sure to remove all the pumpkin seeds as well. No need to start a pumpkin patch in your compost bin!
Note: Pumpkins that have been painted, coated in sealant, or covered in glitter cannot be composted. Be sure to remove all the pumpkin seeds as well. No need to start a pumpkin patch in your compost bin!
Hollow out one side of your leftover pumpkin and fill with birdseed. If you have a bunch of baby pumpkins, you can tie a bit of cord at the top and hang the small feeders from trees in your yard. The neighborhood birds will have a field day!
Do you have cows, goats, pigs? Maybe just wild birds and squirrels? All kinds of animals would be very happy to munch on your leftover pumpkins. Pumpkins are an excellent source of vitamin E, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, and essential fatty acids making them excellent treats for nature’s critters!
Come meet our furry farm animals here at the farm this Fall!