We are in October, and it is feeling like Fall.
Many people have been taking early trip to the pumpkin patch to pick out their pumpkin’s already, but with weeks until Halloween, you want to make sure your pumpkin stays fresh.
Here are some tips on how to keep your pumpkin fresh longer.
Clean the inside of the pumpkin with a teaspoon of bleach per one quart of water
Give it a bleach-water bath after you carve it
- bucket filled with water and 2/3 cup of bleach. Leave the pumpkin there to soak for up to 24 hours
Put Petroleum Jelly on it to help it from drying out on the outside
Water your pumpkin
- Pumpkins shrivel up because they run out of moisture. Spraying it every day with water mixed with a few drops of bleach will keep it moist and ward off bacteria.
Store it in the fridge overnight
Give it an ice bath
- if your pumpkin is starting to wilt, put it in an ice bath overnight to refresh it.
Make sure it’s the right temperature
- Pumpkins do best in temperatures around 50-60
Wait to carve it
- The longer you don’t carve your pumpkin, the longer it will last.