Its never to early to start your garden planning. I have began to draw out a new plot for planting vegetables. I will use my rain barrel to irrigate it during the hot summer months. The plan will be to use a soaker hose baried in the dirt about 2 inches down. That way the roots will feed off of the natural rain water and the water will not evaporate and I will have less chance of having mildew grow on the leaves.