I had planted carrots in half of a raised bed. All we got was weeds. I figured that I'd planted bad seed or planted too deep or too late. I went out to weed the onions today, and we have carrots, lots of carrots! The Danvers Half-longs and the Rainbow carrots fought off the weeds and are growing like mad. Now I need to thin, rather than to grieve over a lost crop! The chickens ate the weeds I pulled, and we'll eat the carrots--happiness all around!