What to do with all those pumpkins now that Halloween is over?
Pumpkins are good food, high in essential vitamins and minerals. Once we carve and light them, however, most people think their value is gone. But pumpkins produce a nutrient-dense compost as they rot.
You can turn composting your pumpkin into a fun activity for kids. Let them break it into pieces, then find a sunny location, leave the pieces there, cover with leaves and within a few months you will have an earthy-smelling compost rich in nutrients to spread onto your plants.