How To Give Pumpkins A Vinegar Bath So That They Last Longer

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I don’t think fall will ever cease to be my favorite season. Between the leaves changing color, the air getting cooler, and Halloween decorating in full swing, there are just so many things to look forward to – except soggy, rotting pumpkins that start to ooze and stink! Fortunately, there’s a super simple hack for preserving your pumpkins that I will definitely be trying out this fall.

All you need for this hack is some distilled vinegar, water, and a tub or container large enough to hold your pumpkins. Fill the tub with one part vinegar and 10 parts water, then soak your pumpkins for about 30 minutes. When the time’s up, remove them from the solution and let them air-dry.

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What the what? It’s Sunday already? Seriously? Time goes way to quickly. I had such a busy Saturday. We went to the nursery, then to Lowe’s and then started working in the yard. Next thing I knew it was 7pm. 🎃 I’m sharing with you my sweet babies taking a bath. I did the chlorine bleach bath in hoping it prolongs the life of the pumpkins. 🎃 My husband said on no, we will have pumpkins until Christmas. I don’t see anything wrong with that? Slap a red bow on it, add some garland and it’s all dolled up for the holidays. 🎃 Here is the recipe I used for the pumpkin bath. Ingredients: * Water * 1.5 tbsp. Chlorine bleach (I used lemon scented it😂) * Pinch of Dawn dish soap Fill a sink with cold water, add bleach and Dawn soap. Let the pumpkins soak for 15-20 minutes. Take pumpkins out of water and dry them off really good. 🎃 Fun fact: The word pumpkin showed up for the first time in the fairy tale Cinderella. 🎃 Have a beautiful day! . . #tihipumpkinpalooza #pumpkinseason #pumpkindecorating #pumpkindecorations #pumpkinbath #kitchensink #farmhousesink #fallkitchendecor #falldecoratingideas #falldecorations #thisishomeinspiration #thatsgoodhousekeeping #goodhousekeeping #bhghowiholiday #farmhousekitchen #farmhousefalldecor #farmhousefall #fairytalepumpkin #thatsmyhomestyle #fallhomedecor #fallfoliageandpumpkins #cottagesandbungalows #saturdaysquarestopper #stylingmyseasons #traderjoesfinds #seasonaldecor #seasonalspaceswelove #pumpkineverything #homeandgardenig

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The reason this hack works so well is because the vinegar will kill any mold (even the mold you can’t see) on the pumpkin, which is what causes pumpkins to rot and become soggy. Plus, because vinegar is a natural product, you won’t need to worry about harsh chemicals harming your pets or family.

If you’re like me and want to squeeze every last bit out of fall that you can, that means preserving your fall decorating – and your pumpkins! What’s also nice about this hack is that it removes any dirt or marks from your pumpkins, making them picture-perfect for your front porch. Time to start bathing those pumpkins, everybody!