Kimmi Knippel (Sweet_Memories) Recipe

Make Your Jack-O-Lanterns Last Longer

By Kimmi Knippel (Sweet_Memories) KimmiK


Recipe Rating:
Serves:
1

Kimmi's Story

I wish I knew this many, many years ago!

Ingredients

1ST
1 gal
water
1 tsp
bleach
2ND
1 qt
water (use fresh water - not from above)
2 Tbsp
white vinegar
1 tsp
lemon juice

Directions Step-By-Step

1
After you scoop out & carve your pumpkin (aka Jack-O-Lantern), dip it in a large container of bleach & water (see above), 1 minute. The bleach will kill bacteria & help your pumpkin stay fresh longer.
2
Once completely dry, (drain upside down), add vinegar & lemon juice to water. Brush this solution onto your pumpkin to keep it looking fresh for weeks.

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6 Comments

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Sandy Lowe Wildviolet
Oct 3, 2013
This is such a good idea, glad you posted!!
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sonja buntman sass555
Sep 9, 2013
OMGosh, thank you Kimmi! Wish I too knew this trick years ago, been a while since we cut pumpkins as the kids are older but might be fun again :)
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Kimmi Knippel (Sweet_Memories) KimmiK
Sep 6, 2013
Wow! Thanks for the info....

And I am glad to share....
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Fredda Rosenbaum freddajrosenbaum
Sep 6, 2013
I know a teacher that taught students about germs by having them carve one pumpkin with a dirty knife and the other with a clean knife. There was a dramatic difference in the two pumpkins within a few days. Your posting is a terrific idea. Thanks for sharing!