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Making Your Carved Pumpkin Last

Jack O Lantern

It’s about time to start talking about what to do with all the pumpkins you are picking up at the great pumpkin patches we’re been discussing. We found this great website that tested white glue, acrylic spray, vaseline, bleach, and Pumpkin Fresh on jack-o-lanterns to see how long they last. Check out the website to see the pictures of mold and rot, but here are the results:

White glue – Preserved pumpkin for 6 days.
Acrylic spray – Preserved pumpkin for 9 days.
Vaseline – Preserved pumpkin for 9 days.
Bleach – Preserved pumpkin for 10 days.
Pumpkin Fresh – Preserved pumpkin for 14 days.

Good luck carving and preserving those pumpkins!

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