pumpkin preservation

It’s pumpkin season! September is a month for getting back into a routine, pulling out the sweaters, and setting out the pumpkins. While there continue to be more and more faux pumpkin options that look pretty realistic, to me, not much beats beautiful fresh pumpkins from the garden or local farm. We are going to share with you a simple way from On Sutton Place to keep your fresh pumpkin looking, well fresh, all season long.

  1. In a large sink or tub, prepare a mixture of bleach, water and dish soap: One gallon of water, 2 tablespoons bleach, and a couple of drops of dish soap. Soak the pumpkins in the mixture for 15-30 minutes.

2. Rinse the pumpkins thoroughly with fresh water and dry completely.

drying pumpkin

3. After the pumpkins have thoroughly dried, give them a coat of spray matter sealer which will help preserve them even longer…Christmas pumpkins??😉

white pumpkin display

How simple is that?! Hopefully these tips will help you keep those pumpkins looking fresh and vibrant all season long! Now to choose which color of pumpkins to add to the front porch…