PSA from Faulkner’s: Preserving Your Pumpkins
A Public Service Announcement
Preserving Your Pumpkins.
Below are some things that you most likely have sitting around the house that can help your pumpkin live a long and happy life.
Spray your pumpkin with water and cover it with plastic wrap and then store it in the refrigerator when it is not on display. This will also help to prevent early decomposition.
Soak or spray the pumpkin with water mixed with a little bit of bleach. This will help ward off mold and kill insects for longer preservation.
If you have a display of mini pumpkins, say in a bowl, pop in one of those silica packs that come in purses and other store bought items. This will keep the pumpkins fresher for a longer period of time. You can also put the silica packs in your carved pumpkins to prevent mold (Be sure to leave them in the pack though!)
A Few Other Tips:
If your pumpkins are on display indoors, they need to be in a cool place. If your pumpkins are on display outdoors, they should be placed out of the heat and direct sunlight.
Do you have any pumpkin preservation tips that we didn’t list? Please send them our way!
~ Your Friends at Faulkner’s