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11/22/2017 10:05:29 PM
Posted: 10/7/2004 3:27:17 PM EST
Sorry for the stupid question....

Brought home a pumpkin the other day for the kids...
Is it safe to carve it now ? or... Should I wait 'till it's closer to Halloween ???
(The kids are buggin the crap outta me)

Temps here right now are mid 30's-mid 40's at night, and up to mid 70's during the day...

I can't remember which is more likely to rot... carved or uncarved....

I bet this is probably one of the few questions that has NOT been asked on ARFCOM...
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 3:28:48 PM EST
It'll rot for shure about 3-4 days in 70 degree weather
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 3:29:55 PM EST
a couple days tops, then it is time to take it out back, and pop a few rounds into it, just to be sure it dont come back to get you.......Trust me on this OK....
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 3:30:45 PM EST
don't carve it till it gets closer (or colder) they will stay good for about a week in below 60º weather.
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 3:32:50 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 3:53:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By CAMPYBOB:
two nights...until the neighbor kids wing it into the road.



You got it!
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 3:58:19 PM EST
The 'Punkin ain't 'gonna happen to my pumpkin...

I have it on my front porch, and I'm well respected (feared) by the nieghborhood...
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 3:58:46 PM EST

Originally Posted By CAMPYBOB:
two nights...until the neighbor kids wing it into the road.



Last year they took the ones that weren't carved (wife used them for Thanksgiving decor)....
....but they did wing em' into the road
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 3:59:53 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 4:00:37 PM EST
Carve them now and get some more later.
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 4:02:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By echo459:
Carve them now and get some more later.



I thought about that, but I paid $13 for this sukker... I 'gotta get my moneys worth...

(It would be 'kinda cool to take to the range on Nov 1st )
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 4:07:13 PM EST
Put a thin layer of vasoline on the cut surfaces, and it will last a bit longer.


Please:

no jokes on "vasoline"
no jokes on "last a bit longer"
no jokes on the combo of the two

Link Posted: 10/7/2004 4:07:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/7/2004 4:09:41 PM EST by Mauser101]
I think I recall reading somewhere about sealing the inside of a carved pumpkin would make it last longer. Kindof painting it or coating it with some type of varnish or wax. Dunna recall where I read that unfortunately.

Course then again, varnishing the inside would create some fun when you put a candle in for the first time.

EDIT: Guy above me seems to have the answer.

EDIT 2: Ah Ha!
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 4:10:06 PM EST

Originally Posted By Mauser101:
Course then again, varnishing the inside would create some fun when you put a candle in for the first time.




Yeah...

I was 'kinda hoping to do this without setting the house on fire...
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 5:44:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By Dragracer_Art:
I thought about that, but I paid $13 for this sukker... I 'gotta get my moneys worth...




$13??? DAMN!
For that price it better let you stuff it in the pooper......and you know the rest.
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