What are the different methods for preserving pumpkins?
Pumpkins make for an excellent breeding ground for organic growth because of the moisture and shade it provides. Common methods used to preserve pumpkins include bleach, petroleum jelly, silica gel, coat paint, and Wet & Forget Outdoor Ready-to-Use. Although these are everyday household items, many of them are not the best option for preserving pumpkins. Some methods work better than others, but there is one method that truly triumphs.
There are various types of pumpkin preservation methods such as…
- Pouring silica gel inside the Jack-o’-lantern.
- Rubbing the inside, cutouts, and the bottom of the lid with petroleum jelly.
- Spraying clear coat paint on the inside, the underside of the cover, and the cutouts.
- Soaking the Jack-o’-lantern in a bleach bath. Spraying the pumpkin a few times a week with a bleach solution.
- Sprayed the Jack-o’-lantern with Wet & Forget Ready-to-Use. Then spraying the pumpkin a few times, a week with the Wet & Forget Ready-to-Use.
Can you guess which one was able to preserve the pumpkin the longest? Some of the methods only preserved pumpkins for a few days, but the superior method that kept both mold and mildew away for the longest period of time was using Wet & Forget Ready-to-Use! Don’t believe us? Check out the photos below.