they may not be as good as a sun ripened tomato, but they are perfectly acceptable. we've had sandwiches with them the past week a few times and will finish them off soon.
the other day i was checking some plants out in the north garden and found some decently sized turnips that were planted mid-summer. i was rather surprised at how large they had gotten. since i can't cook them here i ended up picking them to give to someone else the next day and she was very happy to have them along with some garlic to eat and plant.
i'm still finding acceptable dry beans to pick and shell, but most are done and already somewhat sorted. have yet to combine and weigh them. nor have i quite figured out what to do with all of the crosses that have shown up. some rather nicely decorative and worth keeping and seeing if they will breed true or if they will wander into different types yet before settling down. garden plots next year will be interesting to lay out and keep track of what is planted where.
the largest project is at a holding pattern now as i have finished most of the digging of the temporary trench:
180ft of enjoyable exercise, a shovel at a time. the long pile of dirt is over the trench i put in for the drain tubes (down 3-5ft for 110ft), those tubes provide drainage for the fenced gardens and the other low area to the west of the fenced gardens. the long pile of dirt will get added to and reshaped next season to become the berm. until then i hope the trench and berm will be enough to avert any more floods for the winter and spring.