This is the current status of the tomato/pepper bed - moved early this spring from back by the barn into the pool gardens. (Here's the photo from the beginning planting: spring tomato/pepper bed planting .)
Strawberry Verte fig to the left and Basjoo banana to the right. That banana - the one I wasn't sure would survive the winter unprotected, as it pathetically froze to the ground - is over 14' high. No bananas, thanks to the freezing winters but, oh, so tropical when seen from the porch.
Amazingly, this ONE small bed, only 4x8' is currently producing more tomatoes and wonderful Carmagnolo Rosso peppers than I can keep up with. It's planted too densely, I'll admit, but that seems to be keeping the soil mix a tad more moist and cool than otherwise. How amazing to have only a couple of small veggie beds!