Last fall I took a large pumpkin and cleaned it out, filled it with potting soil and put a mum plant in it. I used it as a decoration on my front porch. At the end of the season I took the mum/pumpkin and planted it in the ground. That mum came up great this year. I guess the pumpkin acted as good mulch for the mum.
This fall I'm going to get a few different sized mums and pumpkins and decorate my porch and yard.
By Caroline D. from NJ
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By Gillie from Banffshire, Scotland UK
I'd say that's re-CYCLING at its best. (10/24/2008)
By Di S.
Won't that rot? (10/27/2008)
That's 3 weeks and the pumpkin planter is still going strong, we have had very cold and wet weather with wind, rain, sleet and hail too. It will rot eventually though (10/31/2008)