I should have called this "My Gardening Blog" or something...
I thought I'd quickly pass on a tip from a friend re: watering. I LOVE this - it really makes a difference.
Instead of watering the entire garden, via a sprinkler, spray hose or even soaker hose, what I do instead is scoop out watering holes next to each plant, and watering trenches next to rows of things like carrots and radishes, and water only those spots.
It may sound like a lot of work to walk through the garden with a watering can filling the trenches and holes, but the reduction in weeds more than makes up for it. You leave the surrounding soil dry, and the weeds simply can't grow.