So it’s almost fall, and I know it’s so basic but it’s one of my favourite seasons. Here in Canada it starts getting chiller in early September, so that’s when I usually start decorating! I’m so looking forward to the fall season I love cuddling up with a great book, sipping a hot drink, wearing all the cozy fall clothes, and so much more. September is when I start changing out my summer decor for fall decor, and then in October all the Halloween decor makes it’s way out. But September is all about fall decor, and you really can’t have fall decor without pumpkins. Now because I start to decorate in early September I want my pumpkins to last all the way until Halloween, so I figured out a way to help preserve them. I tried this method last year and it worked. So keep reading to learn how to stop pumpkins from rotting.
How To Stop Pumpkins From Rotting
Now guys this method is so simple and you only need a few key things. Trust me this will help your pumpkins last all season long!
What You Will Need
- Dish soap
- Scrub brush or sponge
So you know when you get soft spots on a pumpkin which starts the pumpkin in the rotting process? It’s usually under the spots of dirt on the pumpkin & it’s because that dirt & other debris causes mold on the pumpkin. Which causes them to be mushy and to quite frankly smell terrible. So to make your pumpkins last longer the key is cleaning them well!
- First soak your pumpkins for a few minutes in hot water to loosen the dirt and debris
- Then use your scrub brush with your dish soap to scrub away the dirt
- Rinse all the soap away and drain your sink
- Prepare a mixture of bleach, water and dish soap
- One gallon water 2 TBSP of bleach and a squirt of dish soap
- Soak for 15-30 min
- Rinse and dry well
That’s it so simple yet affective! The dish soap that I love to use for this is Mrs. Meyer’s Apple Cider it’s cruelty free and gives off a great fall sent. If you like neutral decor check out our neutral Halloween home tour from last year!!