What should I do with my Pumpkins after Halloween?

What should I do with my Pumpkins after Halloween?

Halloween is Cool, but food waste is NOT!

Did you know that 14.5 MILLION Pumpkins are expected to be wasted this Halloween? And that's in the UK alone. Don't let your Pumpkins end up in landfill. Follow our handy guide!

If you, like many other parents have been dragged around local Pumpkin Patches over the past week or so, you may have ended up spending a small fortune on the perfect Pumpkin (or five). Yes, its brought some joy and entertainment to your little one's Spooky Season, but to really get your money's worth, you might want to follow our Pumpkin Waste Guide.

How to get the most out of your Halloween Pumpkins.

There are loads of ways that you can re-purpose your Halloween Pumpkins. Follow our guides below...

1. Turn it into a bird Feeder!

Cut your Pumpkin in half, and hang it from a tree so it sits like a bowl would. Add some seeds in there too. Enjoy with your Little Ones while the local Wildlife makes their way to your garden.

2. Make a hearty Autumnal Soup.

Our favourite Autumnal Soup - We don't really follow a recipe. We just throw it all in. Pumpkin, Sweet Potato, Red Onion, Veg Stock, Garlic, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Maple Syrup. Try it, you won't regret it!

3. Make a tasty vegan snack - Toasted Pumpkin Seeds.

Simply rinse off the Pulp, and leave to dry. Add a drizzle of oil, and some seasoning. Pop them in the oven on 170 for 10-15 minutes.

4. Do some Autumn Baking with your Little Explorers.

Here's some recipes we'll be trying out:

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin & Caramel Cake

Pumpkin Spice Syrup

5. Chop up and Freeze!

You can get a few soup portions out of just one Pumpkin. Make sure to chop up and freeze that Pumpkin Waste. You'll appreciate it in the colder winter months when you're longing for something warming and hearty.

6. Feed it to the Wildlife.

Head out on an adventure to the local Forest, and find a quiet spot (ideally higher up) where you can leave your unwanted Pumpkin. The local Woodland Animals and Creatures will love it as a tasty treat!

7. Harvest the Seeds for next year's Pumpkins!

Pick out the biggest seeds you can find (they have a better chance of germinating). Rinse them in water to remove the pulp. If you got our Autumn 2021 Adventure Box - You should be a Pumpkin Growing PRO by now,  but if not, read on...

Store them in a cool dry spot for about a week, and then keep them in the fridge whilst they germinate. Plant them in a little Pot in April time, and then once you start to see the leaves grow, Plant them in a large area so they have plenty of room to grow!

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So many fantastic ideas! Can’t wait to give some a go!

Nicola Chambers

Well this is fab!!

Lauren Chapman

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