Here's the freshly dug peanuts from the front bed:
The front bed does get more sun and I think more importantly has better drainage. It is in one of the highest parts of my terraced garden, so several feet of fill dirt separate the peanuts from the clay soil below. The back bed is almost level with the soil and does not drain well. According to what I've read about peanuts, they prefer sandy, well-drained soil. However, the first time I ever grew peanuts it was in dense clay soil and they still produced.
Here's the harvest from the back bed- lots of peanut plant, but not as many peanuts:
Now just two weeks of drying and then the roasting and eating will commence! Here are the dried peanuts from the first rows I harvested a couple of weeks ago:
I will weigh all the peanuts after drying and picking. Here's hoping there are plenty of peanuts hiding in those shells!