"I've been interested in gardening since I was a teenager, but my true obsession for growing edibles started when my nonno brought around some tomato seedlings as a house-warming present when I first moved out of home.
My dad was born in Ciano, a small town in the hills of Calabria, and my mum's side originates from a place called Montagnareale in Sicily. My choice of which plants to grow at home is a reflection of my cultural background."
Photography: Mark Roper
We forage through the kitchen gardens of three very different enthusiasts, all of whom are inspired by the Italian approach to home-grown produce. Step into the garden with us.