Try a different approach to decorating your porch this halloween instead of carving all your pumpkins with spooky or silly faces, why not use one as a planter.
Any pumpkin is suitable for making pumpkin planters, but a round, fat pumpkin with a flat bottom is easier to plant in than a tall, skinny pumpkin. … To turn a plain old pumpkin into a flower pot, use a sharp knife to slice off the top. Make the opening large enough to allow for digging and planting.
Express your love of fall and gardening by planting ornamental kale, cabbages, chrysanthemums or a variety of edibles in homemade pumpkin planters.
Start by cutting a hole in your pumpkin around the stem (as wide as you need for your plants), hollow out the pumpkin (make sure to get all those pesky seeds out), and add in some soil and greenery. Voilà, you have your new planter for autumn!