Pumpkin Carving Tip
If you’re planning on carving Jack O’ Lanterns with the kids, listen to this first.
Removing the top of a pumpkin not only messes with the structural integrity of the pumpkin, it also cuts off the vine, which supplies the fruit with nutrients and moisture until it’s all dried out.
When you cut around it, you’re kinda cutting off that lifeline that’s keeping the pumpkin fresh. So keep that intact. Likewise, cutting off the bottom is a bad idea because pumpkins give off so much water when you cut them that all that liquid can start oozing out onto the table or whatever surface the pumpkin is on and really make a mess.
Try cutting a hole in the back of the pumpkin instead