The sweet potato vines will always need their own bed, aside from some early spring crops like lettuce and spinach. Early in the season, this bed felt like a waste of space. Now, I frequently walk along the edge of the bed and trim the vines back off the paths.
Peanut plants amidst the shade of the sweet potato vines
This year I planted peanuts for the first time and put them on the edge of the sweet potato bed. Next year I will try giving them some more room to expand and see what happens.