What to do with those pumpkins after Halloween?
We hope everyone is having a nice Halloween!
You probably have some pumpkins sitting on your porch and you might be wondering to do with them now. Don't just throw 'em out!
Here are some tips.
- Even if it is starting to rot, the seeds should still be good for planting. Air-dry the seeds for a few days and then keep them in a cool, dark, dry place until springtime. (FYI, if your pumpkin is a hybrid, you could end up growing different types of pumpkins than you think)
- Cook with the pumpkin meat! Try pumpkin lasagna, stuffing the pumpkin with breadcrumbs and spices or meat, pies, or muffins.
- Roast those seeds! Yum!
- Freeze the pumpkin pulp so you can make pumpkin pies all winter long...without having to buy a can of pie filling!
- Can the pumpkin pulp, though this is tricky because of its low acidity. The pumpkin must be cubed and you need to use a pressure-canner. Freezing it is easier because you can freeze it pureed.
- Compost the rest.