Do you want to help grow a garden and feed the soil at the same time? Decomposing autumnal gourds and pumpkins may be compostable, but they can also grow from and help feed any kind of soil in the yard. Just dig a hole and toss the mushy pumpkin, squash or gourd right in, then cover. It’ll decompose into beneficial mulch for your garden and offer a surprise down the road: a fresh patch of plants that’ll sprout new gourds, right in your own garden.
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