Here is the sweet potato bed (with leeks on one side and the volunteer beans in the back). Haven't yet dug any of the White Triumph sweets yet--probably not til a hard frost is predicted. I want to give them every day possible to grow larger.
Leeks fight with the sweet potatoes for space!
Here are some of the blue shackamaxon beans that volunteered in my foursquare (from last year). You can see in the pod the beans beginning to gain their blue color; the ones on the table show their lovely characteristic sapphire blue. Eventually, they will dry black. I got about 7 lbs of fresh green beans so far from the plant, and many more remain on there now, making the dried blue beans for the winter. I made a second planting, too, elsewhere in the garden, following my pea harvest.
Some of the harvest from my second foursquare. Notice the very hilarious St. Valery carrots! I've seen forked carrots before , but this is ridiculous! Several that I've pulled have had 3, 4, and even 5 roots. We had the carrots last night grated with a vinaigrette of lemon juice, wine vinegar, mint, olive oil, salt & pepper.