Posted: 05/05/2013 at 11:17
Nigel, your question is not silly at all. Quite a few veg are planted in the Autumn but are not ready until the next spring/summer, like garlic. I am assuming you want veg to eat throughout the winter.
I finished eating the last of the carrots a few weeks ago; they managed the winter well, Chard seems to survive the cold very well, lambs lettuce is a little salad veg also the leeks were ok. I believe there is a form of lettuce that can manage the cold and Giant Winter Spinach, but make sure you plant it at the right time; I left it too late and nothing happened. I expect there are lots more; just avoid trying to grow ones from hot countries like tomatoes and aubergines.