How can I keep a carved pumpkin fresh?

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To keep a carved pumpkin fresh, combine a preservative mixture of bleach and water together, and completely submerge the pumpkin in it. After that, let your pumpkin air dry and spray it with a commercial pumpkin preservative of sodium tetraborate decahydrate and sodium benzoate so bacteria and mold do not grow on it.

By soaking your pumpkin in a bleach solution, you keep it hydrated with the water while keeping it clean with the anti-bacterial properties of the bleach. After soaking and bleaching the pumpkin, smear petroleum jelly all over it to keep it moist and prevent it from drying out. For longer-lasting results, keep your pumpkin out of the sun so it does not dry out and out of the rain so mold does not grow on it. Keeping it in the refrigerator preserves your pumpkin even longer.

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How to Keep Carved Pumpkins From Molding
Every year in preparation for Halloween, people start to carve pumpkins so that they can put them in front of their houses for kids to see as they go trick-or-treating. The only problem with preparing early is that the pumpkins can start to get moldy.... More »
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