Easy instructions on constucting a raised bed garden. Also have read to use cardboard for killing off grass underneath and good compost for worms and to use chicken wire to keep moles and critters out!
The best way to water your garden is to set up a drip irrigation system with an automatic timer. But what if you do not have that option?. If so, a great option is to bury a milk jug with holes drilled in it next to your plants. To water all you have to do is stick the hose in the top of the jug and fill up the milk jug and you are done! It also makes it easy to fertilize, add a scoup of fertilizer into the jug and add water and your done!
Raised garden bed layout idea (via LouiseM at folia) Saving this for reference in case I expand the veg garden again... I'd make the outer C-shaped bed 2.5' wide and angle the outer corners to allow for anti-bunny fencing along the outside while still reaching everything from the inside.