I've been a gardener and a Gardner my whole life. For sixty years I planted vegetables in the soil like everyone else, but I discovered Straw Bale Gardening a few years ago and since then it has changed my life. I spend so much less time doing the things i disliked in the garden like weeding, because this way of growing eliminates almost all of that work. As I get older the difficulties of getting down on the ground start to make me rethink how much planting I really want to do anymore, but in the bales I hardly have to bend over at all. It really is a glorious way to grow vegetables, and they all do just as well in the bales or better than in the soil. I highly recommend getting this guys book, it will make you rethink everything you thought you knew about gardening even if you're set in your ways like I was.