How To Keep Your Pumpkin Fresh For Halloween

Pumpkin Spice

Chattanooga, Tennessee—

Want to keep your carved pumpkin fresh all week? Prevent your creation from collapsing into mush with these tips!

Professional pumpkin sculptor Szimonetta Zombori shares her tips. First, choose a healthy pumpkin. Next, give it a bleach bath…while wearing gloves, of course. Zombori recommends using one tablespoon of bleach in one gallon of water to wash your gourd with.

Dry your pumpkin, and store it outside. Storing pumpkins inside will cause it to collapse faster. You can also spray your spooky carving with lemon water and give it a coat of Vaseline for extra protection.