Wednesday, January 9, 2008

What to do with leftover Halloween pumpkin?

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 chipmunks often eat the seeds and flesh.

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