How to Compost Pumpkins: Tips for Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns

It’s almost time for the annual bonanza of falling leaves and pumpkin-spiced everything. It’s also the time of year where pumpkins take over more than just our lattes. In our pies, on our front porches and in our gardens - pumpkins are a fall staple. But what should you do with the pumpkins once they’ve lived out their lifecycle? Can a pumpkin go in the compost?

Not only would adding your old pumpkin to the compost keep it out of the landfill, it would also be an excellent way to prep your garden - if you have one - for next year. Cleaning up after summer is an essential part of any gardener’s routine. And if done right, you can make your garden soil even better!

Try Lomi - the quickest way to compost your fall pumpkins

If you have a backyard compost setup - that’s great! Adding your leftover pumpkin scraps to the pile will make for healthy soil you can place in your garden next year. However, a lot of us don’t have the time or the space for a backyard pile and that’s where Lomi comes in.

Lomi uses a mix of oxygen, heat, and abrasion to speed up the natural decomposition process. What takes weeks or months in the backyard takes mere hours with Lomi. It truly is the most magical thing you can do with a pumpkin!

Here are five tips to get the most out of your pumpkin composting experience.

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