She gives her pumpkins a water bath with 2-3 capfuls of bleach, lets them air dry, and says they will look PERFECT for months! It’s a bit of added work but well worth being able to decorate in September and stay gorgeous until well after Thanksgiving!
Do you want to keep your Jack O Lantern's scary grin lasting till Halloween? My friend Sarah suggests mixing up one part bleach to two parts water in a spray bottle and spraying after carving. The bleach helps prevent rot and helps your pumpkin creation last all season!