I liked how there was a good overview at the start covering some (mostly organic) garden basics--different methods of growing vertically, interplanting, succession planting, soil composition, warm vs. cool weather crops, composting, etc. It covered a lot of bases.
The book is speckled with helpful boxes which highlight the most useful information in the chapter. There are boxes colored so they jump out from the text. I like that. It makes finding the information on how far apart to space things when planting, or how many plants to grow per person, a snap.
they are a constant problem in our spinach growing! Still, like I've said, each garden is different. I should also add that I admired the general attitude towards insects in this book. The author stresses ecology and working with nature--not just spraying chemical pesticides at the sight of any ol' bug. She offers some non-chemically intensive alternatives like hand removal, soap-and-water sprays, waxes and oils, beer traps for slugs, and rolled newspaper traps for earwigs. I like the simpler approach and we've found it works well for us--though I wish I'd heard about that earwig trap last year when they were so problematic for us.
As an added bonus the book was printed in the USA. A cherry on top.