This is going to have to be a really short post.
My week is absolutely crazy….
2 nights at school for conferences…
1 night at school for a fun author visit….
1 night for a theater outing to see “Much Ado About Nothing”
Don’t you feel sorry for me?  NOT!

Anyway….I thought I would share a quick tip for keeping your “real” pumpkins and gourds from spoiling!
I love to buy those little gourds that look like pumpkins….they are great at Halloween….and make great additions to Thanksgiving vignettes too.
Here is the simple solution for making them last!

No….I don’t “bob for pumpkins” in my sink!

I use Chlorine Bleach to make sure there is no dirt or other junk that will make them rot!

If you wash them well before putting them on display they will last indefinitely….

Here is a picture of the big white “pumpkin” I got from my Sister-in-law this weekend….
I washed it well…and now it is the centerpiece on the table in the library at school surrounded by all those Halloween Books I love!… least until the kids check them all out!

This only works if you keep them indoors and they don’t freeze…

Try it and enjoy!

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3 comments on “Trick for Making Pumpkins Last!

  1. Benita

    How much bleach did you use in the water ? I’m glad my friend sent this link to me, I’ve already lost one cute lil pumpkin 🙁 !!

  2. Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads

    Hello! I’m a retired teacher and we grew some white pumpkins this year. I made sure to give them a wash with bleach before I used them in decorating! I haven’t done the same for some of the minis that I have so thanks for the reminder!

  3. Beatrice Lawson

    What about plain washing them with dish detergent? I no longer use chlorine bleach in our home… Switched to xylene bleach for laundry, guess I could try that!

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