Answer: If the amount of sunshine, water and fertilizer was equal for each bed, I'd suspect your soil needs some amending. After removing the annuals spread 3-4 inches of organic matter over the bed and dig it in to a depth of about 8". The compost or other organic matter will help loosen the soil, encourage good drainage, and will release nutrients and the organic matter decomposes. I think your next batch of annuals will thrive in this newly amended soil. Best wishes with your garden!
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