I was just wondering how long your pumpkins generally last in your various climates... and what you do to combat mold?
... and how long have you gotten a pumpkin to last? How'd you do it?
I think I had one that lasted over a month before I finally let it die (had to carve it the first week of October and still had it on the 31st!)-- but I was single, living alone, and had lots of room in the refrigerator. I did a combo of petroleum jelly (Vaseline) on the edges, then I'd drape a moist paper towel over the carved face, plastic wrap (saran wrap) the whole thing... and pop it in the refrigerator, where it was more-or-less frozen. I'd bring it out in the evenings and keep it lit for an hour or so. Then, when it started looking wilted, I'd drop it in a bathtub full of water for a couple hours... and repeat the whole spiel.