Make Your Jack-O-Lanterns Last Longer
water (use fresh water - not from above)
1After 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.
2Once 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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Kimmi Knippel (Sweet_Memories) KimmiK - Sep 3, 2013
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!
Kimmi Knippel (Sweet_Memories) KimmiK - Sep 6, 2013
Wow! Thanks for the info....
And I am glad to share....
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 :)
Sandy Lowe Wildviolet - Oct 3, 2013
This is such a good idea, glad you posted!!