Back Yard Kitchen Garden is a blog about the joy of grow your own (GYO) fruit and veg gardening.

My name is Darren Turpin and I live in suburban Prestwich, Manchester, UK. I grow as much as I possibly can in my back yard kitchen garden plot – one greenhouse, three raised beds and as many pots, tubs and re-used compost sacks as I can squeeze in.

I also have a Twitter feed at @BackYardKitchenGarden and there’s a Facebook community page – Back Yard Kitchen Gardeners – where anyone and everyone who’s interested in growing their own fruit and veg, as well as cooking and eating it, of course, is welcome to join in the conversation and contribute hints, tips and advice.