Does your pumpkin need a facelift?
Let’s face it, once you’re done removing the orange goo and the ritual of carving the family pumpkin is over, old Jack can start to look a little tired within a few days, especially in the South.
Here are a few tips from Articlebase.com to keep your creation still looking good for the big day:
* Put your pumpkin in cold water after it’s carved; it will soak up the water and get firm.
* If your pumpkin starts to shrivel, put it back in cold water for one to eight hours.
* Add a very small amount of unscented bleach to the water to stop premature molding.
* Put a thin coating of petroleum jelly on exposed, cut edges to keep the water from evaporating and to preserve the cuts, as well as the pumpkin.
* Spray your pumpkin with a plant mister to keep it from shriveling.