Halloween can get hectic. With costume planning, candy buying, and child wrangling, it's easy to run out of time to carve a cheerful jack-o'-lantern for the front stoop. But if you get all type-A and carve it the week beforehand, it might rot before trick-or-treaters come around. What to do? By understanding what makes pumpkins shrivel and decay, you can take precautions and keep that illuminated orange face fresher, longer.
What Makes Jack-O'-Lanterns Go Bad?
Scientific Steps to a Fresh Jack-O'-Lantern
Written by Ashley Hamer October 16, 2017
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