Oh My Gourd! Wondering what to do with leftover pumpkins? Here are a few ideas on how to make the most out of them.
Feed Furry Friends
Birds and small mammals love to eat the seeds. Rinse the seeds and let dry. No need to cook or add any type of seasoning. Place in a bird feeder or shallow bowl and let the birds feast!
The City of Annapolis is accepting pumpkins for composting at Truxtun Park. The collection site is in the same area as the skate ramp and on the way to the boat ramp on Truxtun Park Road.
Pumpkins are a great addition to your compost pile. Be sure to remove all of the seeds before placing it in the compost bin or you might have volunteer pumpkin vines taking over your compost pile next year.
Treat yourself to a different kind of Halloween mask and try a Pumpkin Facial. Use the puree from inside the pumpkin, add coconut oil and a little bit of honey for a purifying face mask.
Treat the Squirrels
Backyard animals will eat your leftover pumpkins. Cut pumpkins into smaller pieces and put them in your yard to attract wildlife that will enjoy pumpkin snack pieces.
Ask around and donate your leftover pumpkins to zoos, animal shelters, farms or community gardens.
Want to let the kids in on the fun? Try out this awesome puking pumpkin experiment from our STEAM Fair!