5 Eco-Friendly things to do with your pumpkin after Halloween
Updated: Oct 29, 2021
Halloween Pumpkins are a traditional feature during the festive season, however after all is said and done they go to the landfill along with the rest of our waste. Pumpkins are made up of 90% water which only adds to the existing issues creating methane gas. In this blog, you will find 5 ways to dispose of your Pumpkins after Halloween.
1. Compost your Pumpkin
Composting your pumpkin not only provides you with a planet-friendly disposal method, but healthy nutrients to put on your garden for the following spring. Composting is a sustainable way to dispose of your vegetable matter which is either no longer safe for eating, or, in the case of a carved pumpkin, no longer has much left to be eaten. This method of disposal is beneficial to the environment because it transforms your food and garden waste into a valuable and nutrient-rich rotted matter which is necessary for nature to thrive.
2. Bury your Pumpkin
Burying your Pumpkin is a great option if you don't have the means to compost it. This method also provides good nutrients back to the soil and will do so in a much more convenient way. All the little critters and earthworms will love you for burying your carved pumpkins after Halloween ends. The benefit of using this method is that you don't require any composting facilities only a shovel and some earth!
3. Eat your Pumpkin
You can just eat your pumpkin. In recent years pumpkin picking has become a popular activity and is usually a very Instagram worthy event. It is also an excellent way to get yourself a taste of pumpkin. So don't waste it by throwing it away, roasting the seeds and making some soup from the very same pumpkin. At the end of the day it has been grown for food not simply to be a decoration, so try to make the most of it!
4. Save the seeds to grow you own pumpkins
Leaving your pumpkin seeds to dry out and save them for the next planting season. This way you can have your very own home grown pumpkins for the next spooky season. This is especially worth trying if you have bought your pumpkin from a farm shop or pick your own. It is defenatly worth a try, so why not give it a go!
5. Make Pumpkin Puree
Making pumpkin puree is easy and only requires the skin and maybe some extra bits. Pumpkin skin has lots of useful vitamins that you don't want to go to waste. The puree can go into making a tasty pumpkin pie as a treat. Who could ask for more!
At the end of the day, we all want to have fun this Halloween, so let us do our bit to make it fun and planet-friendly. What method will you use? Let me know in the comments