Irrigation system is all up and running. Setting up the hoses is ok fun, but adding in the sprinkler bits is real fun, and switching it on for the first time and seeing it working is totally brilliant.
The tomato beds ~ of which there are 2 ~ (slight over kill again this year, but you can never have too many tomatoes) have a dripper system so they get watered at ground level. The rest of the beds have a spray system. We had it on last night and it works a treat. There are also taps within the system so we can turn off certain beds if we want - like the garlic towards the end of the season.
And no problem with rotating crops as we can very simply change what goes where.
Job well done. Only negatives ~ sore legs from all the bending and a sunburned back.
So, dripper feed to tomatoes
Spray feed to other beds
Veggie garden ~ everything looks very tiny, but give it a couple of months and this will be all lovely and green
Just thought I'd show the veggie garden when we moved in...
(similar angle to first pic) I had such a freak out when I saw it, it took me almost a month to get up the courage to set foot in it,
my early lettuces coming on a treat.