No Time to Grow dispels the myth that growing your own food is a luxury reserved for those who lead a life of leisure. It demonstrates how with good planning, organization and a little patience anyone with some ground to work can make a significant contribution to their diet. The philosophy is always that it is better to give it a go and produce something than not try and to produce nothing. The author sets out to demonstrate ways of working and thinking to enable the production of a relatively large amount of fruit and vegetables with minimal time investment. The objective in doing so is not purely an economic one, or even purely environmental, but one of offering a degree of independence in a world where the individual is so dependant on large organizations for most aspects of life.