Do you want to go green? Start with orange!
After Halloween, turn that Jack-o-lantern into rich compost for your garden. After you’ve made muffins, pumpkin pie, or pudding and roasted those delicious seeds, what’s left should go into your land rather than the garbage.
- Remove decorations that aren’t part of the original pumpkin, including glue, candle wax, or any other ornamentation. The pumpkin is 100% natural, and that’s what should go into compost.
- Break up your pumpkin into small pieces to speed up the composting process.
- Put your smashed pumpkin in a sunny little corner of your land, out of the way so it won’t be prominent in your yard, or near your compost pile if you have one.
- Give nature a hand by adding fallen leaves from your yard to the pumpkin. Cull out branches or twigs, which will slow the composting process, and bury the whole pile. By early spring, you’llhave rich soil.
For more tips on green landscaping in Kansas City, contact Rosehill Gardens or call (816) 877-9175. We’ve been beautifying Kansas City since 1914!