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Pick the best pumpkin for a Halloween Jack-o-lantern


7 Tips for Finding the Perfect Pumpkin Modern Farmer

When looking for the best jack-o’-lantern, choose the one that will decompose the slowest. “Choose a pumpkin that’s firm and has its stem intact,” says Joy. “Squeezing the pumpkin can tell you how long it’s going to sit on your porch — any soft spots and it won’t last long. And a strong sturdy stem indicates a healthy pumpkin. Pumpkins that were stressed for water or nutrients have a stem that is brittle and breaks off easily.” Bottom line: steer away from soft spots and dry, thin stems

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