Pumpkin Preservation Tips


Prevent mold and dehydration by covering the carved areas and interior of pumpkin with petroleum jelly.

Another option is to add a small amount of bleach to a spray bottle filled with water. Spray the pumpkin daily with the bleach mixture.


2 thoughts on “Pumpkin Preservation Tips

  1. Queenvoney says:

    This method works awesomely. I made a huge pumpkin for a work challenge (1st place) and while wearing gloves I rubbed bleach on the cut surfaces of the pumpkin with a paper towel then I rubbed Vaseline on the whole pumpkin inside and outside. The end result was a clean slightly shiny pumpkin. It lasted three days on display at work then I put it in the bath tub for 2 hours to moisten and plump it back up for two more days outside of my house with no mold or bugs.

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