Your jack-o'-lantern looks bright great and orange harbinger of this season, next to entrance, home to a tea light during the night. Or does it? Has it started, possibly, to shrivel and shrink? Is it a small bit stinky? If it's still looking good, what assurance do you have that it will make it to Halloween?
Whether you carved a pumpkin per week past or are just just getting your knives out now, there is lots you can do to prevent them from rotting, based on Apartment Therapy.
First, when you have not carved your pumpkin or aren't going to, give that baby a bleach bath. Find a tub or bucket big enough to hold your pumpkin, and mix one to two tablespoons of bleach for each gallon of water. Dunk that pump' It soaks . If you're going to split, let the pumpkin dry completely first.
To guard an already-carved pumpkin, make a bleach spray (with the same proportions) and apply it on the outside and carved surfaces of your pumpkin. (Let it dry upside-down so bleach water does not pool indoors.) Every few days, re-spray.
After all that's done, remember how a gourd changes. Place your pumpkin when temperatures are dropping toward freezing, and where it's shielded from rain, bring the man inside overnight. Freezing water grows and may explode the walls of plant cells. Cell walls that are burst imply mush, and mush is the very last thing you would like your jack-o'-lantern to be.
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