Jack -O-Lantern Preservation Tips:
If you live in a dry climate, after carving, soak your pumpkin in cold water, allowing it to absorb water. This prevents premature shriveling. If your pumpkin begins to shrivel, you can resoak or spray with a squirt bottle.
If you live in a wet climate (like me!) and moisture is not the problem but the enemy (moldy pumpkins, not so pretty!). You can prevent mold growth by spraying or coating with a LITTLE unscented bleach.
Always seal all cut edges with a thin layer of petroleum jelly (it works!).
Happy Carving, Carli