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Creative Ways to Use Pumpkins

Updated: Jul 16, 2021

When I say pumpkin you think…Halloween, right? Well, that’s one answer. While many associate pumpkins with a famously spooky holiday, these big, unusual vegetables offer us more than a chance to impress the neighbourhood with your hidden artistic skills. Pumpkins have a variety of health and wellness benefits that we should all be taking advantage of.

Although they’re most recognized for their bright orange colour, pumpkins actually come in variations of white, red, and blue as well. This winter squash also varies in use as they can be bred for different purposes.  

Miniature pumpkins as well as Jack-O-Lanterns are primarily grown for decorative use; miniatures are small and can be up for display as table centrepieces while Jack-O-Lanterns are big and are used to paint, carve and display outdoors. Because of this, they tend to be less flavourful and more hollow compared to those that are bred specifically for culinary purposes. Types of pumpkins used for cooking include cheese, cinderella, pie, and jarrahdale pumpkins that are perfect for pies, soups and more!

At Nurture Growth, our mission is to fight climate change. We believe in the power of rescuing and repurposing food waste that would otherwise end up in landfills and increase our carbon footprint. While our solution is to create a 100% safe and organic fertilizer, you can help in your own way too!

With pumpkins season just about coming to an end, rather than composting them, here are a few creative ways to put them to use! 

1. Pumpkin seeds make a healthy snack!