So, I updated my profile. I live in Western WA, but I'm using a raised bed so I believe the soil filling it is the issue... I made sure it's organic, etc, but it just isn't working. At the beginning of the season, I added some compost and dug it in a little. I will (eventually) walk up to my neighbors and ask 'em for some goat manure (they raise goats). I went and bought different tomatoes (the last batch was destroyed by deer shortly after I posted my inquiry), beets, and some other stuff. I was about to buy comfrey, thought it too expensive, came home and did research, and instantly regretted not buying comfrey. Next time! Last year, I covered one bed with leaves for the winter, then I put some chickens in the bed to scratch around and fertilize. I might try that again, but just in case: Does anyone know of a cover crop that does well in Zone 8? Perhaps I'll try that in one bed over the winter... Thank you guys for all the help!