I do a lot of gardening, including container and indoor gardening. I am always looking for more information as there are a lot of tips and tricks out there that I love learning. However, this book offers none of them.
This is a very basic tutorial on growing fruits and vegetables, but you you can find this information on numerous websites with a simple search. I applaud the author for putting out a basic tutorial, however, this book is need of a lot more information.
Basically the info you get is as follows:
What size container per plant
How to sow
How much light
How often to water (though I will note this would be correct for outdoor container gardening, not indoor)
How much time to maturity
How to harvest
What information should be included?
Differences in water needs, pest problems, and sunlight needs between outdoor container gardening and indoor container gardening. If you keep your pots indoors, you will deal with different pests than you would outdoors. Watering needs are different, if you grow you plants indoors, you need much less water, as it's very easy to over water. There are many tricks to help with this, but none found in this book.
There is no mention that your tomato plants will become leggy if they don't get enough sunlight. There is also no mention of how to pollinate your tomato plants so that you actually get tomatoes, if your plants are grown indoors.
There is no mention on what pH the individual plants need. The book talks about clumpy and well draining soil, but makes no mention of possibly using your own compost, or what type of soil to purchase, other than good quality soil. A beginner will not know what makes a good quality soil.
There is also no mention if you can re-use the soil/container once your fruit/veg has been harvested, or if you need to amend it in any way.
This is a good start, but is lacking a great deal of information. There is nothing here that you can't find on the internet, and there are absolutely no tips and tricks for those who lack a green thumb.