Every year, almost a billion of pumpkins gets used for Halloween. With another year of trick-or-treaters done, find out ways on how to reuse and properly dispose your pumpkins!
1. If pumpkins are still in good shape without any signs of mold, reuse them for some delicious meals.
- Here are some recipe ideas: classic pumpkin pie, hearty pumpkin soup, pumpkin pasta, pumpkin risotto, toasted seeds
2. Want more skincare content from last week's blog? Make a face mask using pumpkins that have no bruises, soft spots, or mold.
- Combine 2 tablespoons of pumpkin mash with 2 teaspoons of brown or white sugar and a few drops of water or milk. Mix well and apply to your face with your fingertips using a circular motion. Keep for about 20 minutes before washing it off.
3. Make into compost. Cut the pumpkin into small pieces and add them to your compost pile or bury them in a trench dug right into your garden bed.
4. Use as fall decoration. Turn carved pumpkin around and use the uncut side as part of a fall container decoration. Plant fall flowers and ornamental grasses in and around the pumpkin.
5. Make a bird feeder. Slice the top off and add some string so that the feeder can hang from a branch or plant hanger then fill with birdseed.
6. Use as a planter. Line with weed fabric or row cover and fill with potting soil. Plant pansies, mums, and fall greenery to make an attractive fall container.