What to Do With Your Carved Pumpkin After Halloween

by Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Inc. on November 1, 2010

Did you know…

Pumpkins are a squash-like fruit. They range in size from less than 1 pound to over 1,000 pounds. The word pumpkin originally came from the word pepon which is Greek for “large melon”. The French changed this to pompon, which the British changed to pumpion and later American colonists changed that to the word we use today, “pumpkin”.

What to do with your carved pumpkin after Halloween…

Do you have a compost heap? Put your carved pumpkin in there, it will make good fertilizer. You can also bury it in your garden. The pumpkin will decay quickly and enrich the soil. If you kept the seeds while carving your masterpiece you can wash, dry and save them to plant next year in your. Or if you prefer you can wash and roast the seeds. Roasted pumpkin seeds make great little treat.

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