How to Preserve your Pumpkin After Carving

Preserve your Pumpkin After Carving
Preserve your Pumpkin After Carving

How to Preserve your Pumpkin After Carving – From various movie characters to spooky Jack-o-lanterns, there are various pumpkin carving ideas which can be carved. But the longevity of this creativity is very less. The pumpkins get rotten very quickly.

Like many of our readers, I like to preserve Pumpkins for a little long after Halloween celebrations. So last Halloween, I decided to find the methods to preserve the Pumpkin after carving it. So after trying out various methods, I have come up with a few solutions using which you can preserve your Pumpkin from rotting after carving.

How to Preserve your Pumpkin After Carving

First thing first. Getting a perfect pumpkin is the primary thing you need to keep in mind. It’s advisable to get a fresh pumpkin from the farm directly from the local farm. This will help you to prevent pumpkin from any damage during the shipping. Once you have got a perfect pumpkin, follow the following methods to preserve your pumpkin a little bit longer after Halloween. 

Preserve your Pumpkin After Carving
Preserve your Pumpkin After Carving
  • Give it a bleach-water bath 

After bringing the fresh pumpkin home, give the pumpkin a bleach water bath which will kill all the bacterias on the outside and will also prevent bacterias to entering the inner part of the pumpkin. 

You can also submerge the pumpkin after carving into the 2-3 cups of bleach mixed in a bucket full of water. Keep the pumpkin into the bleach water for 24 hours for the best results. 

  • Apply Petroleum Jelly

Applying petroleum jelly can be one of the solutions to keep the pumpkin moisturised and prevent the edges from drying out too fast. But with petroleum jelly like vaseline, vegetable oil – Note that all these things are flammable and one cannot place a candle inside the pumpkin after applying petroleum jelly. 

  • Rehydrate the Pumpkin on daily basis

Spraying water with a few drops of bleach on the carved pumpkin can be a useful method to keep Pumpkin fresh and bacteria free. 

  • Store the pumpkin in a cool place

Whenever you are not flaunting your jack-o-lantern pumpkin, keep it in a plastic bag and store it in the refrigerator. If you dont have a place in the fridge then store in any cool place in your house. 

  • Don’t use the real candles 

Not using real candles can improve the shelf life of your pumpkin. With the candle heat, the pumpkin starts cooking and soon becomes soft and starts changing its shape. Instead of real candles, you can use flickering flameless candles or glow sticks.

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