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Leftover Halloween Pumpkins

A little kid running in a field of pumpkins

It’s coming soon, and in the blink of an eye, Halloween will have come and gone at the Oakland apartments for rent. Once it does, there’s one question that will be on just about everyone’s mind — what to do with all those leftover pumpkins! Whether you carved them up into spooky jack-o-lanterns or just had them displayed whole around your home, the fact remains that those pumpkins aren’t going to last forever, and you’ve got to find a way to get rid of them before they go bad. Instead of just throwing them in the refuse, though, why not try some of these creative ways to repurpose your pumpkins in a way that will benefit everyone.

Creative Ways To Repurpose Your Pumpkin

First and foremost you’ll want to save the seeds from your pumpkin, regardless of what else you’ll be doing with it. Why’s that, you might wonder? You can eat those seeds, for starters, but even if you don’t, you could always decide to plant those seeds in your garden and grow your own pumpkins for next year.

Now, beyond the seeds there are several ways you can reuse your pumpkin by eating it or incorporating it into some fun recipes. You’ve got your pumpkin biscuits, your pumpkin puree, pumpkin butter, pumpkin pies and more. If you’re interested in going this route, be sure to check out Taste Of Home’s Best Pumpkin Recipes to give yourself some ideas on what to prepare for your family.

If you don’t want to eat the pumpkin yourself, you could also donate it to a local farmer. They’ve always got hungry animals, and it just so happens that a good number of them enjoy the taste of a delicious pumpkin. In a similar vein, you can turn your leftover pumpkins into birdfeeders or flower planters, and while they won’t last indefinitely, you can place them in a spot where their decomposition will do some good, and allow them to serve a dual purpose for a few weeks.

Speaking of compost, you’re also more than welcome to use your leftover pumpkins as fodder for your own compost. Just cut your pumpkins into smaller chunks and toss them around your compost pile. They’ll provide ample energy for your soil and plants next spring.

Lastly, if you have the space (and energy to set this up), you could always use those pumpkins for target practice. You’ll get the added benefit of watching those pumpkins explode in glorious fashion, and the wildlife will likely thank you for breaking those pumpkins into bite-sized chunks they can enjoy afterwards.

Have Some Post-Halloween Fun At The Oakland Apartments For Rent

Whatever you decide to do with your pumpkins post-Halloween, East Bay communities like Fourth Street East provide an amazing setting to enjoy this and future holiday delights. Situated right in Oakland’s revitalized Waterfront Warehouse District, you’ll enter a world where a welcoming neighborhood is par for the course, and modern comforts are woven into every facet of your living experience. It’s the way living in Oakland was meant to be, so come see what Fourth Street East can offer you, and learn about making this your new East Bay home today.