How To Keep Your Carved Pumpkin Fresh For Weeks. This tip will kill bacteria and your pumpkin will stay fresh longer.
After you scoop out and carve your pumpkin, dip it in a large container of bleach and water (use a 1 tsp bleach added to:1 gallon water). 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.
And please when done, dispose of it in the trash rather than a compost pile. That way the chemicals in the bleach don’t contaminate the soil, or poison the wildlife.
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