Tips to extend the life of your Jack-O-Lantern

This time of year, people often ask me if there is a way to preserve their beautiful carved jack-o-lanterns, especially after putting in all their hard work.

It’s true that jack-o-lanterns have a seemingly short life span. However, Dani Carroll, Alabama Extension home grounds agent in Calhoun County suggests a few things you can do to preserve your jack-o-lantern for a longer period of time.

First, start with picking the correct pumpkin.

Next, pick a pumpkin without any bacteria or mold that may be growing around the handle and has no soft spots. He thinks that a pumpkin with a nice sized hand...

 
 
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