How to Keep Your Carved Pumpkins Fresh and Spooky

If you are like many families, you may be planning to soon carve those pumpkins sitting on your porch so that they are ready for Halloween. Unfortunately, many people fail to take the right steps to protect their carved pumpkins from rotting. If you want your masterpiece of a jack-o-lantern to stay fresh and spooky through Halloween night, you will want to be proactive about protecting it from the natural rotting process. Here are a few ways to make this happen.

Choosing Your Pumpkin

The first step in making sure that your jack-o-lantern lasts through the Halloween weekend is to choose the right pumpkin initially. Buying a pumpkin from a local patch rather than a big box grocery store is a good first start. Because local patches grow their pumpkins onsite, they will be more likely to be free of the damage that may happen when shipping. The closest to the source that you find your pumpkin, the better that it will be able to withstand the elements on your porch.

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