Composting Update :: Pumpkins Make a Pile Smile


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November is a great time for composting – the sudden influx of pumpkins and leaves will make your backyard pile a happy place. If you’ve been wanting to start a compost pile, now is definitely the time.

It’s like you can actually take Fall and stuff it in your pile! Take those pumpkins, break them up, and fold them in. Rake your yard before you mow, and toss all that goodness in. Edge your yard and gardens, and toss the trimmings in. Clean the Summer out of your garden, and throw it on. If you’re going big, ask some neighbors for their pumpkins and leaves. Our pile was looking very happy after Halloween. Happy composting!

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22 Responses to “Composting Update :: Pumpkins Make a Pile Smile”

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    Great to see some great individuals in SC making use of their old Halloween pumpkins. I can’t tell you how many pumpkins I’ve seen left to rot on a porch or deck in greenville. Can’t think of a better use of these in November.

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