A composting bin

Can I put pumpkin in my compost bin?


You can put pumpkin into your composting bin!

Key info
Brown material📂
2-3 months

Get the right balance of brown and green composting materials in your bin with our expert guide.

Yes, you can compost your entire pumpkin! The skin, meat, stem, guts, and even seeds are compostable.

However, pumpkin seeds are quite hardy and will overwinter in your compost pile.

If you leave the seeds in, you're likely to find a few pumpkin plants in your garden next year when you use your compost.

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