Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Leftover Halloween pumpkins

Dear Ms. Clapp,

I have some pumpkins since Halloween and wondering if I can just leave them in the back yard for them to be decomposed. Are they any good for soil? Or should I just put them in the trash can.


Anne's Response:

The pumpkins will eventually decompose and many people add them to their compost pile for future soil amendments. You may also find that some of the animals in the yard eat them. Squirrels and chipmonks often eat the seeds and flesh.

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