Sunny, dry Texas weather can be good for pumpkins as well as the soil is kept moist and cool with mulch and you water deeply. Rot usually comes from humidity or damaged vines. Check your vines to make sure not are damaged. If they are, you should remove the pumpkins and let them ripen in the sun off the vine. Also, put boards or stones under your pumpkin to avoid rotting. After curing, pumpkins will last months if properly stored.
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