Well, I guess it depends on how you “treat” it before you plant in it.
Before planting in my pumpkins, I washed one of them with a bleach & water mixture.
Putting dirt in a pumpkin will definitely speed up the rotting process!
I didn’t expect my pumpkin planters to make it to Halloween, but I’m surprised they rotted so quickly.
Still, can you tell which one was washed with bleach first?
Yup, the one that’s still looking OK 11 days later.
So if you want pumpkin planters for Halloween, either clean them with bleach first, or expect them to look bad (really bad) after just a week and a half!
I’m tossing ‘em!