Ben and Sam's allotment also provided bounty - sweet pumpkins, crunchy pickling cucumbers and quite frankly, too many tomatoes. One of the biggest successes, however, were the cut flowers- enough that Sam wants to double the planting for next year.
In the kitchen, Ben's first ever pumpkin pie was received with rave reviews. Unless the family was just being polite. And home-made paprika, made from the abundance of Hungarian peppers, has already gone into hearty fall dishes such as paprikash.