30 Oct '11, 1pm

Compost Your Pumpkins: Reduce garbage, and make healthy soil.

Photo: Clive Nichols / Getty Images related articles By Brian Clark Howard After you've finished celebrating Halloween, compost your jack-o-lanterns, instead of tossing them in the garbage (unless, of course, you are going to be turning them into yummy pumpkin pie , muffins or even flan ). Pumpkins, which of course are 100% natural, will break down quickly as compost in your yard, providing you with valuable nutrients for your lawn or garden. As you probably know by now, pumpkins aren't exactly light, so they otherwise take a considerable amount of fuel to haul to the landfill -- plus their bulky size means they take up space. To get the best results in your compost bin, act like Billy Corgan and smash up the pumpkin a bit to provide more surface area. Layer with other types of materials, like shredded leaves, green weeds or grass clippings. If you really want to go all ou...

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