I left Aberdeen in February and, with it, left my raised bed behind. You can see it in this blog. My mother has been taking care of it since then.
This is it six months later:
Potatoes growing out of the compost pile :)
The health in these plants is unbelievable. This would simply not have been possible before I started building the soil two years ago. The soil was sandy and lifeless. Now this.
Build your soil! First and foremost!