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If I carve the pumpkin today how long will it last?

It's been pretty cool, like the temp. hasn't gone higher than 60 for the past month. Would it be rotten by halloween or is it cool enough to keep it good?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:33 PM on Oct. 12, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • if your rub a thin layer of vaseline on the inside and the edges you cut, it will last a little more than a week.

    Answer by mandielynn23 at 12:36 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • No way will it make it to Halloween.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:39 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • only a couple of days until it got yuckie

    Answer by mrsjonzy at 12:40 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • We went to a pumpkin patch yesterday and our boys wanted to carve them when we got home and I said no. We will wait until the 23rd. If we don't they will rot and have bugs all over them. Even though it's been in the 50's, I just know from yrs of pumpkins that it's better to wait...

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 12:42 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • We never carve until the night before at the earliest.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 1:08 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • I would wait. Pumpkins go bad pretty quick.

    Answer by salexander at 1:29 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • I live in Florida, we can't give ours more than a week. After that, they start to look like little, old, orange men with their false teeth out.

    Answer by Jodie118 at 1:49 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • you can put cinnemon in them and it will last longer

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:05 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • I bought pumpkins mid-October last year and didn't carve them, but the squirrels had a field day with
    I had no problem feeding the squirrels, but once they chewed their way inside to the seeds bugs started setting in and it was gross. I ended up throwing them in the ravine on our side property (we have a lot of land). That way the squirrels could keep on enjoying them and the bugs wouldn't bother us.

    Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 11:26 AM on Oct. 13, 2009

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