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You know right after school supplies go on sale, stores will be flooded with Halloween goodies. By the time Halloween actually gets here I will have gone through enough Halloween candy that the kids won't need to guard their trick-or-treat stash from me. So, I've been thinking about Halloween. In an effort to keep my porch from becoming a rotten pumpkin horrorfest in August, I've looked into ways to keep a carved pumpkin fresh. While researching that, I came across several other methods people use to preserve pumpkins. Some work well. Others actually hasten molding and rotting. Which method should you use? Well, why not perform a science project to find out for yourself?...Try the Project

Oh, and on a related note... if you're essentially cooking your jack o lantern with green fire or a smoke bomb, expect it to last a couple of days at most. It's a good idea to set those jack o lanterns on cookie sheets so the cooked pumpkin can be picked up without incident. Yes, that's from experience.

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