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Recycle Your Pumpkin

By passiflora
November 1, 2014

Keep using those jack-o'-lanterns after Halloween. Use them as planters.

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Oct 31, 2014 10:21 PM CST
How long does it last before it decomposes?

Neat idea!
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Central AL (Zone 8a)
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passiflora
Nov 1, 2014 5:27 AM CST
I am certain it depends on the environment. My last one lasted past the new year but by then the roots that grown down held the soil intact and I just mounded some leaves around that.
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Nov 1, 2014 6:16 AM CST
Might work in Zone 8a. Up here in 4b we're expecting snow.
Ann

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Name: mj
Central Florida
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mjsponies
Nov 1, 2014 6:31 AM CST
I don't even bother craving pumpkins anymore as they decompose so fast here in Florida. Cute idea tho if your in a little cooler climate.
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Name: Sheila Caldon
Aiken, SC (Zone 8a)
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SheilaC
Nov 2, 2014 4:31 PM CST
Seems there's no way to respond to an individual post, but, I wanted to tell ViolaAnn how lovely her collection of Hosta is! Very well kept gardens. Thanks for sharing!
Beauty pleases, not only the eyes, but, the heart as well. Sheila
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Nov 8, 2014 9:06 AM CST
Thank you, Sheila.
Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Hostas/Hostas-in-my-gard...
Central AL (Zone 8a)
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Region: Alabama Enjoys or suffers hot summers Frogs and Toads Native Plants and Wildflowers Keeps Horses Garden Ideas: Level 2
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passiflora
Jan 18, 2015 9:29 AM CST
It lasted till early Jan. Here in central AL. This year.

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