Remember this- Spray a mixture of bleach and water on the inside of your pumpkin daily or coat the inside w/ petroleum jelly to keep mold and dehydration away

Remember this- Spray a mixture of bleach and water on the inside of your pumpkin daily or coat the inside w/ petroleum jelly to keep mold and dehydration away

After you scoop out and carve your pumpkin, dip it in a large container of bleach and water (use a 1 tsp:1 gal mix). The bleach will kill bacteria and help your pumpkin stay fresh longer. Once completely dry, (drain upside down), add 2 tablespoon of vinegar and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to a quart of water. Brush this solution onto your pumpkin to keep it looking fresh for weeks.

After you scoop out and carve your pumpkin, dip it in a large container of bleach and water (use a 1 tsp:1 gal mix). The bleach will kill bacteria and help your pumpkin stay fresh longer. Once completely dry, (drain upside down), add 2 tablespoon of vinegar and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to a quart of water. Brush this solution onto your pumpkin to keep it looking fresh for weeks.

How to preserve pumpkins & gourds to make them last longer.  First, give 'em a bath! In a solution of bleach water, 1 part bleach to 10 parts water.  Let 'em hang out in there for a little while. If you put the stems down, they won't bob up. Then dry them off and buff them with some Vaseline.

How to preserve pumpkins & gourds to make them last longer. First, give 'em a bath! In a solution of bleach water, 1 part bleach to 10 parts water. Let 'em hang out in there for a little while. If you put the stems down, they won't bob up. Then dry them off and buff them with some Vaseline.

Carving pumpkins with cookie cutters...why didn't I ever think of that?  There are a TON of halloween ideas on this blog...

Carving pumpkins with cookie cutters...why didn't I ever think of that? There are a TON of halloween ideas on this blog...

Put a glass bowl in a hollow pumpkin to hold punch or cider at a Fall party. - Click image to find more Holidays & Events Pinterest pins

Put a glass bowl in a hollow pumpkin to hold punch or cider at a Fall party. - Click image to find more Holidays & Events Pinterest pins

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