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Bill's Big Pumpkins

Oct 29th, exploding a giant pumpkin

Oct 29th, 2005
The season ends with a bang! 992 lbs of pupkin vs. 1 lb TNT equals exploding pumpkin.

Oct 6th, Bill Foss with his truck and trailer full of Giant Pumpkin

Oct 6th, 2005
Bill Foss and his load of pumpkins, ready to go to the Stillwater weigh-off Oct 8th.

Oct 1st, Anamosa Pumpkinfest crowd

Oct 1st, 2005
The crowd at Pumpkinfest in Anamosa Iowa. Where's Bill?

Sept 29th, Bill Foss poses with his giant pumpkin before weighing.

September 29th, 2005
Bill Foss with his 1125 Frantz loaded up and ready for Anamosa's Pumpkinfest.

Sept 28th, Bill Foss with his giant pupkin at the Mall of America

September 28th, 2005
Bill Foss, his truck, and a big pumpkin arrive at the Mall of America. Bill's pumpkin is on display as part of Camp Spooky.

Sept 24, Bill Foss at Austin giant pumpkin weighoff

September 24th, 2005
Bill Foss stands outside in the rain with his 877 lb entry in Austin MN.

Aug 24, Minnesota State Fair giant pumpkin on Bill's truck

August 24th, 2005
The MN State Fair pumpkin is loaded on a truck.

Aug 14, Temps in Buffalo Minnesota (MN)

August 14th, 2005
Unseasonably warm temperatures in Buffalo this year.

Aug 7, Bill measures Frantz 1125 pumpkin

August 7th, 2005
Bill measures his Frantz 1125 while Ryan films.

July 28, Time Lapse Still Bill measureing Frantz

July 28th, 2005
Time Lapse still of Bill weighing his Frantz.

Video (9MB) / (2MB)

July 18, Bill pumpkin and insulation

July 18th, 2005
Bill sets a pumpkin on piece of siding insulation. This pumpkin measured 37" on day 10.

May 13, split pumpkin

July 13th, 2005
One of the Gerry #16 pumpkins splits.

Video (7MB)

July 10th, aerial image of pumpkin patch
July 10th, 2005
Aerial image of the upper garden.
July 10,  Time Lapse Still of Gerry #16
July 10th, 2005
Time lapse camera still of the Gerry #16 fruit.
July 5, Time Lapse still of Frantz 1125 in the Super Garden

July 05th, 2005
Time lapse camera still from the Super Garden.

Video (7MB) / (1MB)

June 30, Bill looks at wind damage
June 30th, 2005
Bill Foss surveys the damage to his patch after severe winds earlier in the day.
June 22, vines
June 22nd, 2005
Vines growing at an amazing rate.
June 2, we dream of giant pumpkins smile
June 2nd, 2005
"We all dream of fifteen-hundred!"
May 27, Bill in cold frame
May 27th, 2005
Bill Foss works in the hoop-house weeding one of his pumpkin plants.
May 21, Time Lapse Still upper garden
May 21st, 2005
Upper garden progress. Image from one of the four time lapse cameras.

May 15th, 2005
Time lapse of the Whittier 1458.
Planted 2/9.

Video (3MB)

May 15th, 2005
Lower Garden progress. Image from one of the four time lapse cameras.
May 5th, 2005
After a rain, a rainbow declares treasure in the pumpkin patch. The orange blob visible in front of the tree at the end of the rainbow is a pumpkin jack-o-lantern water tower.

April 30th, 2005
Big batch of seeds have been planted (4/25) and some have started to sprout.

Video (1MB)

April 24th, 2005
Another (3rd) time lapse camera is running, this one pointing at the upper garden. Bill Foss is captured measuring, plotting out his patch.
April 18,  seeds grow, Minnesota State Fair Plants

April 18th, 2005
Progress of the 2005 Minnesota State Fair Plants.

Video (8MB)

April 12th, 2005
Another time lapse camera turned on, this one in the basement "lab". The four State Fair Plants are started.
April 6, lower garder time lapse
April 6th, 2005
Time lapse camera turned on, pointing at the lower garden.
March 27, Bill Foss's basement "lab"
March 27th, 2005
Bill Foss in his basement pumpkin "lab".

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