I bought this book around November so I could have a chance to read up on the different vegetables and their planting and growing needs. I'm a novice gardener, and this year will be planting my first vegetable garden, so I wanted to have as much information as possible. This book has been great. The only thing I don't like about it: because the author lives in England, that climate is how he calculates his "when to plant" timeline. It's easy enough to ignore, and I was able to find information online about my area. Also, because he's English, some of the names of plants are different (like "marrow" an "courgette" instead of "squash" and "zucchini", and "capsicum" instead of "peppers") - so as long as you're willing to do a little bit of research past the book, it was a good resource! I also bought his book The Fruit Expert because we have raspberries, strawberries, apple trees, cherry trees, and grapes. It was a good book to have too!