|Big old pumpkins on the side steps|
|unbaked pumpkin pies, ready for oven|
|the seeds were salted and baked|
I washed the pulp from the seeds, salted them with a Tablespoon of kosher salt per pan and baked them at 300 degrees F for 30 minutes, stirred them and baked for 10 more minutes.
|Roasted pumpkin seeds|
|pumpkins tossed on top of compost|
We made a tidy compost pile by folding 2 sheets of concrete reinforcing grid into L-shapes and creating a square.
|Compost is filled in autumn|
|Pink and yellow daisy mums, Nov. 2012|
Both the pumpkin shells and the mums will recycle minerals and nutrients back into the garden in the form of compost.