What to do with your leftover pumpkin guts

It's pumpkin season, everybody. So we know you have a plentiful supply of pumpkin guts and nothing to do with them.

Denver Water said today that people flush them down the toilet, and that's not a good idea. For your toilet's benefit, don't do that.

But here are some other options for your leftovers:


Roast your pumpkin seeds. Clean them first, boil for 10 minutes, drain the water and dry the seeds. Then throw them on a baking sheet.

Compost it. It'll be ready for your garden in the spring. Take out the seeds first, and cover it with carbon-rich materials in your pile so bugs don't get to the pumpkin.

Plant it. Make a pumpkin planter with annuals. You can keep it inside as decoration for a while but then throw it in the backyard to decompost

Make a face mask. Mix the pumpkin with egg, honey or even vinegar and later up.

Leave it out for animals. If you can't have pumpkin lattes, have some pumpkin guts. 

And on that note, make your own pumpkin spice latte. You need a half cup of pumpkin for it. How much money will this save us???

Dog treats! Because pups are basic too.

Soup. This one has mushrooms, onion and chili flakes.

Potpourri. Because everyone loves that pumpkin smell. This one needs just five other ingredients. 

Pumpkin juice. You'll pour boiling water over the stringy parts. Sounds trendy. 

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