Kamloops

Jeff Pelletier grows giant gourds

All last week, we talked about some of the biggest veggies coming out of gardens in Kamloops. Now we'll hear about a squash with a Kamloops connection that topped 450 pounds.

When he's not playiing flute for the Kamloops Symphony, Jeff Pelletier is growing monster pumpkins

Jeff Pelletier plays flute with the KSO. This is Fridwulfa, the 1000+ lb pumpkin that he grew last year at his home in North Vancouver. This year's pumpkin, Hagrid, is only weighing in around 500 lbs, due to a less-than-ideal growing season. (Submitted)

When Jeff Pelletier is not playing flute with the Kamloops Symphony, he is growing monster vegetables

Jeff Pelletier with his award for his pumpkin (Submitted)

This weekend was the B.C. Giant pumpkin weigh off.

Weighting of the pumpkin (Submitted)

To hear how his pumpkin and squash did, click the link: Jeff Pelletier grows giant gourds