Denise: The golden days of early autumn give way to wind rain and the winter ferry timetables. Today looks to be the last of a long spell of dry weather, with a severe gale forecast for Thursday coming. So today we’ve been lifting potatoes. The last of the Charlottes (strictly early salad potatoes, but they’ve kept growing throughout the summer and we’re only now counting down the last of them) ; a mottley harvest of the knobbly Pink Fir Apple, and the first barrow-loads of main crop. This year, we’re trying out a variety new to us, Sarpo Mira, a pink-red potato that, though it will grow to quite a large size, tends to be long rather than round, making them easier to prepare.