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How Can You Keep Your Fall Pumpkins Free From Mold?

10/25/2016 (Permalink)

There are some simple things you can do to keep your pumpkins nice, fresh and free from Mold! 

  1. Get some silica gel packets. These are used to wick away excess moisture. Wonder what causes your pumpkin to start rotting and molding? Excess moisture. The two are a simple but effective combination. You can find these in some recent purchases including: Beef jerky, shoes and shoe boxes, and cat litter. 
  2. Remove silica beads from their packets. Make sure you don't leave any of these around! Even though the silica gel packets are non toxic, sometimes manufacturers add other toxic chemicals (for example, cobalt chloride) to the product.
  3. Embed the silica into the pumpkin. Open the top of the pumpkin, take a silica bead and embed it into the interior of the pumpkin. Use 3/4 grams of silica for every 100 cubic inches of pumpkin.

This simple trick can keep your pumpkins fresh and free from Mold for the fall season!

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