Before I ordered this book I took a trip to the book store to investigate all of the vegetable gardening books available. This book is extremely informative as well as including plenty of pictures to visually describe the vegetables and what they look like through the growing process, but most importantly what they should look like when you harvest them. The author gives economical ways to store your harvest throughout the fall and winter and covers any questions about any vegetable and growing effectively. I am excited to get my garden going and being able to refer to this guide. You won't be disappointed.