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Tips for Preserving Your Pumpkin

You can help make your pumpkin last longer if you follow any of these steps:

  • Wash your hands and tools with anti-bacterial soap before carving.  This keeps out nasties that rot the pumpkin.

  • Cut the bottom out of the pumpkin instead of the top.  This helps retain moisture, and makes it easier to put on top of your light/candle.

  • Spray the finished pumpkin with Lysol spray, also the kill off the nasties.

  • Keep your pumpkin in a cool, dark place.  A refrigerator is great if you have room...

  • Keep the pumpkin covered in plastic wrap when not being displayed, or better yet, recycle a plastic grocery bag.

  • Coat the cut and peeled areas of the pumpkin with Vaseline.  Be careful not to get it too gooey, or picking up your pumpkin may be an adventure!

  • Don't keep your pumpkin lit unless you're using it.  Otherwise the pumpkin can "cook" from the inside out from all the heat.

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