The instructions included with this kit were pretty good. I especially liked diagrams of what to plant in which places and how many things to plant. The kit included everything I needed except for the soil. I know there are cheaper ways to construct earth boxes (look online) but it was convenient to have it ready to assemble in less than 5 minutes. My plants are doing well so far, but I've never used this box before so I don't know yet how the veggies will turn out. Overstock shipped quickly.