This became their dilemma to Jo Roberts, new gardener at Coventry's biggest allotment site, London Road.
Jo plus husband Pete were completely new to grow on your own when they got their plot last year.
She said: "Pete was talking about digging up half your garden or have move at growing food but there was an post in the Telegraph about allotments so we Allotment called and found a plot.
"We've never over whatsoever like this prior and I had been amazed as soon as we involved London Road. e' "I was expecting the kind of thing you see from the means sometimes - a larger field divided to plots - but we came to walk all-around and also there are hedges around each separate gardening.
"It's nothing beats I'd expected. It's like somewhat oasis through the rest of the city.
"You can spend all day in the sun up here playing that the creatures and hearing your peculiar train rolling past."
In their first 12 months the couple have greatly improved the garden and reaped a handsome crop.
But when Jo, 50, discovered herself with fruit and veg she had never cooked before she set about getting a treasure trove of recipes for town, seasonal produce.
After pooling ideas from gardeners on neighbouring plots then after London Road's online site she has produced a cook book with more than 60 dishes including sauces, mains, drinks, pickles additionally puds.
The paleo recipe book review "I've grown that it... now what?" comes with a history regarding London Road Allotments and at pounds 5 a content it's selling like hot desserts to raise funding for the place.
She said: "We had an open day at that allotment this past year and anybody had taken cakes and pickles to sell and we got talking concerning different recipes.
"We thought instead involving always writing them look for each other why don't we put the book and everybody contributing? "I must confess, i did not expect it to make as big as it is but I suppose we got a bit carried away!" Green tomatoes and cauliflower can be utilized in Gran's Military Pickle, an existing family recipe from Pete's grandma, while broad beans and swede can make transformed into wine.
When one gardener had a glut of shark fin melons he gave them away to neighbours who came up having a meal for the summery melon and prawn soup.
And Jo has discovered that leftover veggies are wonderful cakes. Paleo recipe is popular in over 15 countries including U.S., U.K., Australia, Canada and Germany.
This chick said: "I had don't cooked with beetroot before. I'd only had it pickled out of a jar, so I didn't even know exactly what it looked like.
"We roast it first plus that tasted good.
"Then I heard about making use of it in cakes and just how it maintains them nice and hydrated quite I gave it a go and it got really good!
"We gave the cake at some friends who came spherical for a barbecue. You didn't tell them what was with it but that loved this.
"Afterwards, when I said it was beetroot cake, excellent friend said 'but I don't like beetroot'!
"Common fennel is an additional thing I'd never cooked alongside until eventually I would grown it.
"e chopped it with lots of different vegetables and rested them on the griddle part of the barbecue. In which ended up being lovely.
"Then I attempted it in pepper halves, roasted with tomato as well as mozzarella."
any oversupply of chillies will make a sticky chilli jam, and in the colder weeks kale as well as bacon broth and sausage and bean goulash make winter warmers.
And besides residence-grown produce there are recipes for the things that grow whether you need them to or perhaps not, including dandelion wine and nettle beer.