What can I say. I have several books on container garnening. This is number one. It covers almost everything. The photos are in black and white but the text to discibe them is great. There are several useful drawings to give you good ideas how to get around problems and also drawings how to make simple selv-watering comtaianers. In depth explaintions how to spout seeds, make them spout and grow to give abundance yield. The only set back is that the auther covers just elleven of the most popular crops -beans, beats, cape gooseberry, lettuce,peas, peppers. potatoes. radishishes. swiss chad, tomatoes and watermelon. On the other hand ther are lots of detailed information on a lot of herbs.Yes. my favorite balcony book.