Pick The Perfect Halloween Pumpkin!
Looking at the bin of pumpkins in a grocery store or gazing over a vast pumpkin patch can make the task of picking a pumpkin or two for your family just a tad overwhelming. Even if you're pressed for time, following these tips can make the pumpkin-picking process a fun and memorable event for your clan.
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Size and display
A large space, like a big front porch or front yard, will look best with a large pumpkin.
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Or, group multiple medium-size pumpkins to create a display.
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If you have a smaller pumpkin display space, like a table in your entry hall, go with a smaller pumpkin.
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For a long, narrow space, like a mantel or shelf, consider lining up several small pumpkins.
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If you plan to give your pumpkin a carved face, choose one that has a gently curved surface that is vertical or tilted slightly upward.
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Choose a pumpkin that is free of soft spots, scars, bruises or breaks in the skin.
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Your pumpkin should have a flat base so it's stable when sitting on the ground.
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For pumpkin perfection, pick one that includes a stem, especially if you'll be removing the seeds through a hole in the top.
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make a note
As when you are choosing any decor item for your home, we suggest that you choose a variety of pumpkin looks, sizes and colors. The more you have to work with, the more creative you can be with your fall displays and Halloween decor.
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