Great Job....Nothing quite as rewarding as standing back when it's all done and just watching it produce the Fruits of your labor...I'd like to hear more about the irrigation system also...I use four 55 gallon rain barrels . elevated 3 ft high on blocks with spigots added to the bottom for gravity feed....Got a Shallow well, only 25 ft deep and Must conserve water as much as possible.
Al and Dan, We have to use irrigation on our yard, and have ever since we moved here. I use on valve off the yard system and it's just for the garden. I split that line down to 3 lines and use soaker hoses on top of each row. We also will mulch the entire garden about 8" between the rows, that should be flush with the tops or the beds. We water once or sometimes twice a week for about 45 minutes per section (3 rows at a time). We also collect runoff water for watering all the potted plants my wife has a round the place.