The Morning After: Compost That Pumpkin!

The Morning After: Compost That Pumpkin!

Jonathan B.
Nov 1, 2007

We saw a lot of doomed souls on our morning walk. Now that Halloween's over it means everyone's going to ditch the pumpkin to make way for greenery and garlands...

What better way to start a compost pile or worm bin than with a Jack O'Lantern?

Don't have a yard? You can still compost. • Vermiculture: Compost in a bin under the sink... • ...or use this compact wormless compost appliance • Didn't get all the seeds out of the pumpkin? Don't worry. If you've got a corner of the yard staked out for the real deal, give your city a call; some, like Chicago, have discounted compost bins for city residents. And check out this guide to composting at home.

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