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Andy

Hallowe'en

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Andy

Okay, so you American types should know this...

If you carve a pumpkin how long does it last before it goes manky?

I'm asking because I want to carve one into a scary face this year because I've never done it before. But I don't want to buy one now if it's going to have gone mouldy and crap by the time Hallowe'en comes around.

Yeah, we Brits aren't very good at Hallowe'en... :p

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TheUnknown

What the ewok does "manky" mean?

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Uncle Du

I'm gonna guess it's something along the lines of "spoiled". ;):p

When the weather is cooler, they last longer. I think you would be safe carving it now. It takes a lot longer for them to go bad than you think. Unless is rains on it. Then they get mushier faster.

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James the Defender

Helloooooooooo, England..."Eng" means "rain." It's Rainland... :p

lol, j/k :p

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Andy

What the ewok does "manky" mean?

lol, I guess it's a Britishism. It basically means gross or disgusting.

Unless is rains on it.

This may be a problem. ;)

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Radioactive Isotope

i think a week before Halloween is probably the earliest you'd want to carve a pumpkin. much sooner than that and they go all shrively.

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Uncle Du

This may be a problem. ;)

Oh yea. I dunno what I was thinking. :p

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Mara

I'm gonna guess it's something along the lines of "spoiled". ;):p

When the weather is cooler, they last longer. I think you would be safe carving it now. It takes a lot longer for them to go bad than you think. Unless is rains on it. Then they get mushier faster.

*nods* Especially when it's pouring rain all night...and then you leave them outside for another couple weeks.

When I was younger we generally carved them the day of, but I think you'll be okay if you do it a few days ahead, depending on the weather. If you're worried about rain, don't put it outside right away.

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Vergere

I'd not carve it more than a week ahead of time. We always carve them two or three days before, but keep them inside / in the garage until halloween night so they stay fresher and look better when we put the candles in on halloween night.

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