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Use your pumpkins for something after Halloween

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Now that Halloween is over, many people are left with soon-to-be-rotting carved pumpkins, but they can be useful.


There are a variety of ways to make use out of your pumpkin once it doesn’t need to be sitting on your porch any longer.

According to Rochester First, one farm owner has all the tips.

What to do with your pumpkins when Halloween is over

Dale Wickham, of Wickham Farms, shared everything you need to know about how to deal with pumpkins after the holiday.

He asked his staff what they felt as well.

“The favorite vote was to make pumpkin seeds and basically you put them in the oven and bake the seeds very low and slow, about 250° out a little salt,” Wickham said.

Other options include baking a pumpkin pie. You’ll need to make sure that the pumpkin is still good though.

To do this, you’ll need to look for a pumpkin that’s still firm on the outside. Any discoloration or soft spots are probably indications that the pumpkin is starting to rot.

Another option is to let the pumpkin rot in your backyard. It will decompose into the soil, great for gardens or more pumpkins.

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