This year we tried potato boxes, as the plants grow in height, wood and soil are added. Little did I know the plants would grow so fast, I am behind the adding wood and soil part. After 50-60 days of growth the bottom boards are removed and potatoes are dug out. As time passes more boards are removed and more potatoes dug out. I'm still not sure about this system but if it is successful I'll probably talk about it again in the future. We have a short growing season this far north, I imagine this system would be great a couple zones to the south.
The zucchini and summer squash are making up for last year when I got two measly zucchinis. We eat a lot of these and it was painful last year to have to buy them after I had hauled a zillion gallons of water. Sweet victory this year in the form of zucchini breads and cakes :)
Sweet corn is hard to grow here, but oh the rewards of a fresh piece of corn! Though it is definitely easier to get some from the farm stand there are few more satisfying garden fares than picking your own corn and steaming it for dinner.
The flower beds are hanging in there. The japanese beetles have liked my zinnias this year, and the delphiniums were short lived. I am hoping for a speedy recovery as I can't imagine August without cutting zinnias for the house. Fingers crossed...