a few of the turnips were large, some larger than i could fit my hands around (i have an eight inch stretch) and that was yesterday, today there was one about twice that size and then after thinking i was done i noticed one crouched over to the side. it was about a foot and a half across... when burying it i chopped it with the shovel and it was hollow in spots.
i dunno what is normal for turnips, but we're sending one of the smaller of the large ones with the ones i'd consider normal to the friend who likes some to cook with. i hope she'll give me some feedback on how large she'd like them to be at the maximum, so i don't waste my time picking ones that she won't eat.
still i can see why someone would grow these as animal fodder. the deer and rabbits mostly ignore them and focused on eating the beets and some of the strawberries (and of course the plantains).
turnips certainly smell like beer when they ferment... Ma says they'd make beer from any- thing. these days i can believe it.
that's it for the news today, all gardens are now put up for the winter and it's into puttering and finishing up a few renovation projects in the gardens. still, it's been a good year. :)
the weather is turning more mixed after tomorrow. i don't suppose we'll see 70sF again but the past few days have made it into the 60sF and that's perfect for digging and being outside.