How to Make Your Pumpkins Last All Season Long

With Halloween fast approaching, you want to make sure that your pumpkins last all season long. Here are four ways to make your pumpkins last longer.

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How to Make Your Pumpkins Last All Season Long
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Soaking Your Pumpkins in Bleach Solution: Carve your pumpkin then soak it in a bleach solution (1 tsp. of bleach + 3.8 litres of water), for about five minutes.


After soaking your pumpkin, let it air dry in room temperature, then you can continue to spray the cut areas daily with a mild bleach solution.

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Bleach Solution in a Spray Bottle: Another great way to keep your pumpkins clean is by creating a mild bleach solution (water + bleach) in a spray bottle.


Spray the cuts on your pumpkin daily, this is a great follow-up step after soaking your pumpkins in bleach.


You can also use the bleach spray solution to cleanse your mini pumpkins and wipe them clean with a damp cloth.


Vaseline: Vaseline has some incredible uses, and it’s also a great way to keep your pumpkins moist. Petroleum jelly is water repellent so it will seal-in the natural moisture.


You can also apply Vaseline to the exterior of your uncarved pumpkins to give them that shiny glow.


Pumpkin Fresh Spray: Lastly, another great way to preserve your pumpkins, you can purchase a spray like Pumpkin Fresh that is specifically made to keep carved pumpkins from rotting.


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