Even with all the chaos that comes with having an extra set of kids (see earlier post) around the house, Luann and I were able to finish up getting the garden prep'ed for spring planting. We decided to plant in a second area, as the first still has a few plants that are not done with the cycle. The garden now covers twice the area, and will be on fully automated watering. That is really the only reason that this works for us. We used way less water once it was automatic, what with the prevention of over-watering (read: forgetting to turn the water off), and the ability to fine-tune the amount via the duration.
The plants you see are: (foreground) Broccoli, (against the wall, short) Carrots, and (against the wall, tall) Sunflowers. There are some Garlic, Potatoes, Tomatoes, and Onions hidden in there as well.