As a brand new herb gardener, I was becoming more confused by each herbal I read. This book is well organized into a progressive step by step layout. It offers planting guides for soil, sun, uses, and ease of care, making it easy for me to decide on the perfect plants for my space, garden location and the herbs I wanted to use. I especially appreciate the harvesting and storage tips. My first herb garden has been very successful following this guide. I am ordering more copies for friends and family.